CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK have risen to 33,186 after 494 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.
A total of 229,705 have now tested positive for the bug across Britain – up 3,242 from yesterday.
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The latest death toll refers to those who have died in all settings – including care homes, hospices and the wider community.
The rise is smaller than it was yesterday, when 627 more deaths were logged.
This is likely to be due to a lag in reporting over the long weekend, with figures only catching up yesterday.
Today's jump does however remain the smallest daily rise recorded on a Wednesday in the UK for the last seven weeks.
In England, the total number of Covid-19 deaths rose to 23,952 today – up 244 from yesterday.
Patients were aged between 49 and 99 years old and the majority had underlying health conditions.
In Scotland, a total of 1,973 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus – up by 61 from yesterday.
In Wales, 22 more deaths were recorded overnight, bringing the overall tally there to 1,154.
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