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UK reports another 137 coronavirus deaths and 19,724 cases

Written by on 14 October 2020

The UK has reported another 137 coronavirus deaths taking the total to 43,155, according to government figures.

The amount of positive cases reported in the last 24 hours was 19,724, compared to 17,234 on Tuesday.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The daily number of deaths on Wednesday was slightly down from the 143 recorded on Tuesday – the highest daily figure since June.

Separate figures show there were 4,146 COVID-19 patients in hospital in England as of Wednesday, up from 2,944 a week ago.

The numbers show 468 of the coronavirus hospital patients were in ventilation beds, up from 376 a week ago.

A total of 647 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Monday, compared with 472 a week earlier.

The latest figures come as parts of England are facing fresh restrictions under the UK government’s three-tier local lockdown system, and Northern Ireland is set to begin a four-week “circuit breaker” lockdown.