UK Coronavirus deaths pass 50,000 as 595 more deaths are announced


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he official number of UK deaths from Coronavirus has passed 50,000.

The grim milestone came as the Government said 595 more people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 50,365.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths when Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 65,000 deaths involving coronavirus in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 22,950 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,256,725.



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