Coronavirus UK Update: Covid-19-related hospital deaths in Northern Ireland rise by five to 78

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Coronavirus UK Update: Covid-19-related hospital deaths in Northern Ireland rise by five to 78
Coronavirus UK Update: Covid-19-related hospital deaths in Northern Ireland rise by five to 78

The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in a hospital setting in Northern Ireland has risen to 78, with five more reported on Wednesday.

There were 84 new confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total in the region to 1,339, according to the Public Health Agency.

A further 828 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 6,483, NHS England said.

Patients were aged between 22 and 103 years old. Forty-six of the 828 patients (aged between 35 and 96 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Public Health Wales said 33 more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in Wales to 245.

Dr Robin Howe, from Public Health Wales, also said 284 new cases have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 4,073, adding that the true number is likely to be higher.

Dr Howe said case numbers would be “lower than usual” on Thursday as officials move back the time when they count new cases.

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