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Coronavirus: Greater than 16,000 new COVID instances and 150 deaths confirmed in UK | UK Information

2020-10-17 15:31:00


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One other 16,171 instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed within the UK, with 150 extra individuals having died.

The whole variety of optimistic instances nationwide now stands at 705,428, based on authorities figures.

The demise toll, which solely contains individuals who have handed away inside 28 days of testing optimistic for the virus, has reached 43,579.

Separate figures from the UK’s statistics companies, in the meantime, present there have been 58,500 deaths within the UK the place COVID-19 was talked about on the demise certificates.

The most recent figures come as stricter lockdown measures had been applied throughout components of England on Saturday to stem the unfold of the sickness.

Round 5% of England’s inhabitants has now been positioned inside Tier 3 guidelines – the federal government’s highest stage of restrictions.

Different information from Saturday exhibits there’s now 4,814 individuals in hospital in England with COVID-19, which is up from 3,225 every week in the past.

494 of those sufferers are in air flow beds. It is a rise of 98 individuals since final week.

In Scotland, one other 15 individuals who examined optimistic for the virus died within the 24 hours to Saturday morning, based on authorities figures.

This brings the Scottish whole variety of deaths to 2,609.

There have been additionally an additional 1,167 new instances reported, bringing the full to 46,399.

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