A total of 1,228 patients died after testing positive coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, the Department of Health reported, compared to 1,019 the day before.
The Department of Health said 19,522 people tested positive on Saturday. A week ago, on March 22nd, the total was 5,683.
The 190 patients in England who died after testing positive for Covid-19 were between 39 and 105 years old and all but four, between 57 and 87 years old, had basic health conditions, the NHS reported.
The UK’s latest death toll includes six more deaths in Northern Ireland, bringing its total to 21 deaths. The Northern Ireland Health Department also announced that 86 other patients gave positive results out of a total of 742.
There were another 10 deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the death toll in Wales to 48.
Public Health Wales said 148 new cases tested positive for Covid-19 in Wales.
The total number of confirmed cases in the nation is now 1,241, although the real number is likely to be higher.
Another person died after testing positive for coronavirus in
Scotland, bringing the total to 41, announced the Scottish government.
It took 16 days for the number of deaths in the UK to go from one to just over 200. It took another eight days for the total to go from just over 200 to just over 1,200.
Meanwhile, the number of people in the UK who have been tested for coronavirus has exceeded 125,000. The total at 9 on March 29 was 127,737.
On average, around 7,000 new tests were performed per day in the seven days preceding March 9, 29.
In the previous seven days the daily average was around 5,400.
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