UK coronavirus death toll grows by 157 in 24 hours in England alone as 12-year-old among latest victims
CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK have risen to at least 36,550 after 157 more deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.
The youngest victim was aged just 12, Government officials say.
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The refers to those who have died in all settings - including care homes, hospices and the wider community.
Those whose deaths were reported today were aged between 12 and 100.
Seven of the 157 patients, who were aged between 57 and 88, had no known underlying health condition.
In Scotland, 16 further deaths were confirmed, taking the total to 2,261.
A further six people have died with Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total to 1,260.
Yesterday, Government officials confirmed another 351 people had died across the UK, while on Thursday, 338 more deaths were logged.
However, data suggests Britain's overall death toll from the virus is far higher than the total reported by the Government so far - and has already passed 45,000.
The number of cases are falling across the country, despite more people being tested for the killer bug.
It comes as:
• Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings came under fire for travelling more than 250 miles to stay with his parents during lockdown
• Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed anyone entering the UK from abroad must quarantine for 14 days or face fines
• Brits were told to comply with lockdown during the bank holiday - or face 'going back to square one'
• Sage scientists say teachers are ...
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