THE number of people who have died from coronavirus in England is now 1,284 after 159 more deaths were announced today.
The Department of Health has so far recorded 19,522 positive Covid-19 cases in Britain.
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A statement from NHS England today read: "A further 159 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 1,284."
Patients were aged between 32 and 98 years old and all but four patients (aged between 56 and 87 years old) had underlying health conditions.
Yesterday, 209 more deaths were announced across the UK – a slightly smaller rise than the previous day, of 260.
Today, Scotland recorded six more deaths, bringing the country's total death toll to 47.
Public Health Wales announced that 62 people had died in Wales after 14 more deaths were recorded since yesterday's figures.
In Northern Ireland, 22 people have died from the virus.
To date, 1,563 people in Scotland have tested positive for the virus, up 179 since yesterday.
The number of people in Wales with the virus sits at 1,451.
In Northern Ireland the infection rate is lower, at 533.
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