Coronavirus deaths: 412 more people with COVID-19 die in UK as total passes 37,400

Another 412 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, taking the total to 37,460.

The latest figure from the Department of Health is for coronavirus-related deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the community, reported in a 24-hour period up to 5pm on Tuesday.

This is up from 37,048 the day before.

NHS England announced 183 new deaths of COVID-19 patients in England’s hospitals, taking the total to 26,049.

A further 11 coronavirus deaths were confirmed in Wales, bring the country’s overall number to 1,293.

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland rose to 516 after two more deaths were reported.

It comes after no COVID-19 deaths were announced in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Some 3,779 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate as of 24 May, according to National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Between 18 to 24 May, 230 deaths were registered – a decrease of 105 from the previous week – marking the fourth consecutive week the numbers have fallen in Scotland.

The weekly NRS figures include suspected cases and are recorded differently from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish government.

The Department of Health said 117,013 coronavirus tests were carried out or sent out to be taken in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Wednesday. Some 2,013 of the tests returned positive results.

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