Coronavirus UK Updates: death toll reaches 43575 after 25 die

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The coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen by 25, taking the total to 43,575.

The Department of Health said another 815 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 311,965.

As of 9am on Monday, there have been 9,290,215 tests, with 93,881 tests taking place on Sunday.

In England, a further 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus died in hospitals. This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,672, NHS England said.

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Patients were aged between 60 and 96 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

In Wales, a further three people had died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,507, Public Health Wales said.

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The total number of cases increased by 116 to 15,717.

In Scotland, there have been no deaths registered of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland for a fourth consecutive day.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the latest figures showed no new deaths within the previous 24 hours.

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The total number of people who have died under the measurement remains at 2,482.

Ms Sturgeon said five more people tested positive for the virus since Sunday, taking the total to 18,241.

A total of 740 patients were in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, down 38 in 24 hours.

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