UK Covid-19 death toll nears 13,000 with 801 in last 24 hours

The UK Covid-19 has death toll has hit 12,958 today, with 801 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.

NHS England has revealed 651 more Covid-19 deaths, including a 20-year-old with no known underlying health condition.

Scotland has recorded 84 new deaths, Wales 60 and Northern Ireland six.

There are fears the figure could be far higher – up to 50 per cent – once those who have died in care homes are taken into account, as the figures relate to hospital deaths.

 

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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