UK coronavirus death toll rises again as another 89 people die

Coronavirus related deaths in the UK have rises again as 89 more people have died.

As of 9am on July 2, a total of 43,995 people have died after contracting COVID-19 across the country.

The UK figure includes deaths in care homes and the community as well as hospitals.

The government also confirmed that a total of 9,914,663 tests have been carried out.

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On Twitter, a spokesperson for the Department of Health said: "As of 9am 2 July, there have been 9,914,663 tests, with 252,084 tests on 1 July.

"283,757 people have tested positive.

"As of 5pm on 1 July, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 43,995 have sadly died."

Not all of the deaths will have occurred in the past 24 hours, but the large total being added to the total figure remains a huge concern.

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Coronavirus death toll in the UK continues to rise according to the Department of Health

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After yesterday's update of five more virus deaths in our area, today's report offers a reminder that people are still dying from Covid-19 in our region.

Today's latest update from NHS England shows that the only additional Covid-19 patient to die at our region's Trusts came in Wirral.

Wirral's main University Teaching Hospital Trust – which includes Arrowe Park Hospital – has now registered a total of 236 deaths.

Once again today there were no deaths recorded at any of Liverpool's hospital Trusts.

The full numbers of deaths at all NHS Trusts covering our region are as follows:

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 19

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 462

Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust – 3

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 149

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 207

The Walton Centre – 10

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 133

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 236 (+1)

NHS England said in total a further 35 people had died in its hospitals from coronavirus.

A spokesperson said: "A further 35 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,794.
"Patients were aged between 54 and 92 years old. Two patients, aged 54 and 84, had no known underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed."

The Department of Health will be providing the full figure of updated deaths shortly.