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Coronavirus UK Death Toll Rises By 180

By Sarah Turnnidge

Updated: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak.

Some 180 people in the UK have died of coronavirus in 24 hours, the latest figures show.

The statistics were released individually by public health chiefs in all four nations, but it is not known exactly which 24-hour period the data relate to.

The Department of Health and Social Care usually releases data for the whole UK at 2pm but this has been delayed, with the four nations instead self-reporting figures totalling 1,415 deaths.

The previous UK total was 1,228, an increase of 187, but the four separate increases reported on Monday totalled 180.

It was not immediately clear whether the DHSC or one of the four nations was responsible for the discrepancy.

The deaths over a 24-hour period include 159 in England, one in Northern Ireland, 14 in Wales and six in Scotland.

Correction: an earlier version of this story stated that there had been an additional 22 deaths in Northern Ireland. In fact there was a single additional death, bringing the total for that nation to 22.

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