UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 32,692 as another 627 patients die
Source:Xinhua Published: 2020/5/13 14:41:26
Another 627 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Monday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 32,692, the Department of Health and Social Care said Tuesday.
The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.
As of Tuesday morning, 226,463 people have tested positive for the virus in the country, said the department.
Earlier in the day, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its latest weekly death figures for England and Wales, which showed that by the end of April coronavirus deaths were falling but total excess deaths (the number of weekly deaths above what people would expect in an average week) was still very high.
Excess deaths in England and Wales were running at around 8,000 at the end of April, said the ONS, noting that coronavirus deaths in week 18 (week ending May 1) accounted for 33.6 percent of all deaths, down from 37.4 percent in the previous weeks.
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