UK death toll among coronavirus hospital patients rises above 29,500 with 12-year-old among victims
The death toll among hospital patients in the UK has passed 29,500, according to the latest figures.
NHS England announced 157 new deaths on Saturday of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19.
It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,544.
The UK-wide data for coronavirus deaths is due to be published later this afternoon and will include fatalities recorded in other settings, including care homes and the wider community.
Wales reported a further six new Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing its overall death toll to 1,260, while Northern Ireland reported one coronavirus-related death, bringing its total to 505.
Scotland reported an additional 16 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, with a total of 2,261 Covid-19-linked fatalities now reported.
The total of those four figures is 29,570, although the UK-wide toll will be much higher.
Among the latest deaths announced on Saturday by NHS England was a 12-year-old with underlying health conditions.
The youngest death to be announced by NHS England has been a six-week-old baby.
Of the 25,545 confirmed reported deaths so far in hospitals in England, 13,507 (53 per cent) have been people aged 80 and over while 9,814 (38 per cent) were aged 60-79.
A further 2,026 (8 per cent) were aged 40-59, according to NHS England.
The number of deaths announced so far by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust stands at 884, the highest of any trust in England.
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