Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll at 9,875 with 11-year-old among victims

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Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll at 9,875 with 11-year-old among victims
Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll at 9,875 with 11-year-old among victims

Nearly 10,000 people have died in hospital in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Department of Health said the latest figures showed a total of 9,875 Covid-19 patients had lost their lives since the start of the outbreak.

The figures, which are the total as of 5pm on Friday, are up by 917 from 8,958 the day before.

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One of those who died was aged 11.

Earlier, NHS England said the death toll among coronavirus patients in hospital had risen by 823.

The new figures brought the total number of deaths in the country to 8,937.

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Patients were aged between 11 and 102. Out of the 823 patients, a total of 33 had no known underlying health conditions. They were aged between 29 and 94 years old.

Five NHS trusts in England announced at least 200 coronavirus-related deaths to date, four of which are in London.

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NHS Scotland said a total of 542 people who tested positive for coronavirus had died, a rise of 47 on Friday’s figure.

Across the country, 29,903 people have now been tested for Covid-19, with 5,590 testing positive.

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