UK coronavirus death toll rises to 45,119 after a further 66 patients die

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The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 45,119 after a further 66 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 died.

A total of 292,552 of people have had a positive test result, with confirmed cases up by 642 on Thursday.

The figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 55,500.

A further 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,144, NHS England said.

The patients were aged between 52 and 91 and all patients had known underlying conditions.

Another 10 deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Scotland recorded its first coronavirus related death in eight days.

A total of 2,491 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by one from 2,490 on Wednesday, Nicola Sturgeon announced.

Speaking during the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon said 18,384 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 11 from 18,373 the previous day.

There are 630 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, an increase of 19 on Wednesday.

Of these patients, six were in intensive care, no change on yesterday.

There are no new deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, with the number remaining at 1,545, Public Health Wales said.

The total number of cases in Wales increased by 18, bringing the revised total of confirmed cases to 16,871.

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