Coronavirus UK Update: hospital death toll rises by 563 to 2,352

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Coronavirus UK Update: hospital death toll rises by 563 to 2,352
Coronavirus UK Update: hospital death toll rises by 563 to 2,352

The DHSC said that as of 9am on 1 April, a total of 152,979 people had been tested of whom 29,474 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 31 March, of those treated in hospital in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 had died.

This is an increase of 563 from the 1,789 deaths reported the day before.

The number of people who have died in Wales after contracting coronavirus is 98, a rise of 29, health officials said.

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Public Health Wales said there were 274 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, taking the total to 1,837, though it said the true number was likely to be higher.

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Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Covid-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

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Twenty-nine further deaths have been reported to us of people who had tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 98.

Today’s increase reflects a combination of a true increase in numbers, along with additional cases reported from the previous reporting period.

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