100 more people die from coronavirus in UK hospitals

A further 100 people have have died from coronavirus according to new figures released by the government.

Figures quoted by the Department of Health and Social Care on Saturday stated that there had now been a total of 48,514 deaths from Covid-19 across all settings.

This is an increase of 100 deaths on yesterday's figure of 48,414.

A further 890 new cases of coronavirus were announced bringing the total of diagnosed cases to 310, 250 across the whole UK.

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78 of those deaths occurred in hospitals in England, with the total number of deaths in hospitals from coronavirus so far reaching 28,635.

NHS England said: "A further 78 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,635.

"Patients were aged between 56 and 97 years old. Two patients, aged 73 and 96, had no known underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed."

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This comes after many Britons flocked to beaches this week during the hot weather, sparking fears over a potential second wave of infections.

Downing Street has warned that the lockdown could be tightened again if people continue to gather and do not observe social distancing rules.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had warned the government could close beaches after three spots declared incidents yesterday over crowds flouting social distancing rules.

Mayor Anderson is reportedly considering a curfew for Liverpool city centre after a number of large gatherings got out of hand last night as Liverpool fans celebrated the recent title victory.

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Liverpool's Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton described last night's scenes as "unacceptable" and that it posed a risk to public health.

In a statement, he said: "I was really sad and disappointed when I saw the images coming out of Liverpool city centre last night.

"The virus is still circulating, people are still getting sick and people are still dying."