UK coronavirus death toll rises by 149 to 43,230

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 149 to 43,230

The UK death toll from coronavirus has risen by 149 to 45,230, the government has said.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the deaths had occurred in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for the virus.

The government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 54,000. The DHSC said in the 24-hour period 167,023 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 1,118 positive results.

A total of 8,710,292 tests have been carried out and 307,980 cases have been confirmed positive.

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