UK coronavirus deaths increase by 83 amid fears of a second wave

The latest daily figures shows the number of people who died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by 83.

This figure takes the official number of Covid-19 deaths to 45,961 in the UK.

The Department of Health and Social Care has paused publishing a daily number of coronavirus deaths because it no longer views it as reliable, but Public Health England still updates a daily data dashboard.

This data reflects when deaths were recorded, not when they actually happened.

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The number of daily cases for people who tested positive for the disease is 763, which brings the total number of positive cases for the UK to 301,455 since the start of the pandemic.

Figures also show there are currently 1,277 patients in hospitals in the UK with coronavirus, with 94 of those patients in ventilator beds.

There are reports that the Prime Minister is anxious about a fresh spike with the number of new infections rising again, according to Mirror Online.

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Earlier today health authorities announced a further 19 people have died UK hospitals, taking the total hospital death toll to 33,918.

Of these, five were in Wales and 14 were in England.

There were no newly recorded deaths in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

So far, the northwest of England has recorded 6,869 coronavirus deaths, the highest for any region in the UK including London.

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Today, the ECHO reported Merseyside hospitals have gone another 24 hours without registering a further coronavirus death.

Deaths at our region's Trusts have slowed down greatly in recent weeks and we have regularly seen zero deaths recorded in the daily updates.