Manchester news UK Covid-19 deaths rise by 150 with over 16,000 new cases in the last 24 hours Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - Both death figures and new cases are up on Friday's numbers
Breaking News ! A further 150 people have died with coronavirus and over 16,000 people have tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hour reporting period. According to the latest figures from the UK government a total of 150 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of October 17, 2020 - up from 98 recorded on Friday. The jump in deaths is the biggest single-day increase since June 10 and higher than last Saturday, when 81 were recorded. This brings the UK total of deaths in hospital settings to 43,579. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here On recent Saturdays, 87 fatalities were confirmed on October 10, 51 on October 3, and 23 on September 26. The lowest total on a Saturday was five on August 15, while the highest was 917 on April 11, when the UK was in the first peak of the outbreak. Meanwhile the Department of Health said that a as of 9am on Saturday, October 17, there had been a further 16,171 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK - up from 15,650 the day before. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 705,428. Read More Related Articles Mayor of Liverpool reveals brother has died from coronavirus - and urges people to watch video of intensive care ward Read More Related Articles Teachers call for two week October half-term to contain coronavirus cases Separate figures show there were 4,814 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England on Saturday, up from 3,225 a week ago, while 494 were in ventilation beds, up from 396 a week ago. A total of 792 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Thursday, compared with 513 a week earlier. The latest figures released by NHS England revealed NHS England announced 86 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities in hospitals in England to 30,911. The latest victims were aged between 44 and 99, and all but two patients, aged 62 and 79, had known underlying health conditions. The deaths were between September 16 and October 16. Three other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result. Scotland has recorded 15 deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show.
. There have been a further 674 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 34,679. In Wale, five further deaths had been reported, with the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic rising to 1,708.
While in Northern Ireland there have been 1,031 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting period, bringing the total to 26,208. This includes 6,891 new positive cases notified in the last seven days. There were two deaths reported on Saturday, taking the toll recorded by the department to 610. Meanwhile, the reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus transmission across the UK still remains above 1. Data released on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) shows the estimate for R for the whole of the UK is between 1.3 and 1.5. Last week, the R number was between 1.2 and 1.5. An R number between 1.3 and 1.5 means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 13 and 15 other people.
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