Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 40 to 144

James Morris
Senior news reporter, Yahoo News UK

The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen to 144.

It’s a jump of 40 from Wednesday’s death toll of 104.

A further 29 patients died in England, with three in Scotland and the first in Northern Ireland.

Overall, there have been 128 deaths in England, six in Scotland, two in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.

NHS England said in a statement on Thursday afternoon: “A further 29 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 128.

“Patients were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had underlying health conditions.

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“Their families have been informed.”

Some of the patients died in hospitals run by the following NHS Trusts:

  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust – 2

  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 1

  • Barts Health NHS Trust – 2

  • North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust – 2

  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust – 3

  • Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust – 1

  • Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust- 4

  • Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust – 2

  • Croydon Health NHS Trust – 1

  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – 2

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust- 1

  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – 3

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- 1

  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 1

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust – 2

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 1

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