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UK coronavirus death toll surges 563 in 24 hours
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UK coronavirus death toll surges 563 in 24 hours

    The UK's coronavirus death toll has surged again, surging by 563 in the past 24 hours to a total of 2,352. Today's figures include people who died in hospitals, but not those who passed away in their homes without being officially diagnosed with Covid-19. The figures are correct as of 9am today. The UK total yesterday was 1,789, according to the Department of Health. At lunchtime today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the Scottish death toll had increased by 16 to a total of 76 in the last 24 hours. She added that the country’s confirmed Covid-19 cases has now reached 2,310 - up 317. The death total in Wales is now 98 with an increase of 29 in the last 24 hours. The UK government's target for 10,000 tests a day was again missed with 9,793 tests perfo...