UK announces 19 more coronavirus deaths in preliminary statistics taking total death toll to 44,217
Another 19 people have died of Covid-19 in the UK today, according to official statistics.
A preliminary count of the deaths, which includes only England and Wales, recorded 19 more fatalities between June 19 and July 4.
The Department of Health is expected to announce a full count including English care home deaths later today.
Scotland’s announcement has been delayed by ‘a technical issue’ and Northern Ireland’s government has stopped issuing weekend updates.
The total number of people to have died in the UK is now 44,217, according to the Department of Health.
Other statistical organisations put it at least 10,000 deaths higher when people who never got tested but had Covid-19 on their death certificate are taken into account.