Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: UK deaths increase by 156, with another 20,572 cases

Another 156 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, compared to yesterday’s figure of 413, official figures show.

Government data also shows that the number of people reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 has increased by 20,572.

This is a drop compared to yesterday’s increase of 24,957.

England alone has now surpassed 1 million cases – with another 18,293 positive results bringing the total there to 1,015,672.

The UK as a whole recorded its millionth case on 31 October.

Across the UK, the total number of deaths sits at 49,044, and cases at 1,192,013.

A total of 127 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were added in England on Sunday, bringing the total to 43,191.

In Northern Ireland, another 420 cases were recorded, giving a total of 42,917. Seven deaths were added to bring the toll there to 781.

Scotland added just three deaths – compared to 39 the day before – and has now seen 3,039 deaths within four weeks of a positive result.

Another 1,115 cases were recorded in Scotland, with a new total of 73,443.

And Wales added 744 cases to a total of 59,981, and saw another 19 deaths to a total of 2,033.

It comes as Remembrance Sunday was marked with socially distanced services and pared down attendance.

Just 150 military personnel were present at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London – there is normally more than 1,000.

Just 26 veterans were there – compared to the normal crowd of around 10,000 former service men and women.

A trial of mass testing was started in Liverpool last week – with around half a million people being offered screening.

The scheme was supported by the armed forces – with around 2,000 members of the military helping the NHS.

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