By Nadine White
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The number of people who have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus has risen by 953 in 24 hours.
The increase consists of 866 in England, 48 in Scotland, 29 in Wales and ten in Northern Ireland.
It brings the working total to 8,941.
Patients in England were aged between 27 and 100 years old. Some 56 of the 866 patients, who were aged between 40 and 93 years old, had no known underlying health conditions.
UK-wide figures from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are yet to be published, so the data is taken from each nation’s individual reporting.
But the government tally, when it is released, is unlikely to match this figure. Northern Ireland, counts deaths up to 9.30am, rather than 5pm as the DHSC does.