Another 498 people died from coronavirus in the United Kingdom, just one week before England comes out of lockdown.
But today’s official figure is a significant decrease from yesterday, when 696 people were reported dead. This brings the death toll since the start of the epidemic to 57,031. Separate numbers, based on people who contracted Covid-19 on the death certificate and other recent data, indicate that about 72,000 people have now died of the disease.
Meanwhile, there were 17,555 new cases of the virus in the UK over the past 24 hours, which means that about 1,574,562 people have been confirmed infected since the outbreak began.
It comes as England has been told that it will emerge from lockdown next Wednesday, 2 December, into a new, more severe regime. All but three remote areas are placed at level II or higher, which prohibits internal social contact between families.
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NHS England said earlier that 351 more deaths were reported in the country’s hospitals over 14 dates, bringing the total number in place to 39,570.
The patients’ ages ranged from 30 to 102 years. All but 11 patients, who were between the ages of 38 and 90, were aware of underlying health conditions.
The deaths occurred between October 29 and November 25, and most were on or after November 23.
Another 21 deaths were reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 51 more deaths and 1,225 tested positive in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
This brings the number of deaths under this measure – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the past 28 days – to 3,639. So far, 92,186 people have been infected in the country.
Wales witnessed another 1251 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 75,986.
The Public Health Authority of Wales also reported 28 more deaths, bringing the total to 2,474.
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Its Ministry of Health said eight more people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, taking the total to 962.
Another 442 confirmed cases of the virus were recorded in the past 24 hours covered by the report, bringing the total number to 51,118.
at the same time, Millions of Englishmen will be dumped in Level 3 restrictions next weekWhen clarifying the rules after the lockdown, Matt Hancock said earlier.
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