Coronavirus UK Update: Hospital deaths record daily rise of 938 to 7,097

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Coronavirus UK Update: Hospital deaths record daily rise of 938 to 7,097
Coronavirus UK Update: Hospital deaths record daily rise of 938 to 7,097

As of 5pm on 7 April, of those treated in hospital in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 7,097 have died, the Department for Health and Social Care said. That is a rise of 938, up from 6,159 the previous day – the highest day-on-day rise so far.

As of 9am on 8 April, 282,074 tests have concluded, with 14,682 tests on 7 April.

232,708 people have been tested, of which 60,733 tested positive.

The overall test figure excludes data from Northern Ireland, and test data from Charing Cross and Southampton has not been included because of a processing delay, the department added.

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