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UK records another 174 coronavirus deaths and 23,012 more cases

Written by on 24/10/2020

The UK has reported another 174 coronavirus deaths and 23,012 more cases in the latest 24-hour period.

The number of positive tests is higher than the 20,530 infections confirmed on Friday, government data showed.

The number of fatalities – within 28 days of a diagnosis – is fewer than yesterday’s total of 224, while 44,745 people have died with the disease in total.

According to the government’s coronavirus dashboard, 7,850 patients are currently being treated in hospital, with 743 in ventilator beds.

The number of tests carried out in the latest daily period was 340,132.

 Sky News

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