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Coronavirus patient deaths rise by 439 across the United kingdom

The figures have been released by the Department of Health.

The majority of deaths were in England.

The Department of Health added that 208,837 people have so far been tested, of which 51,608 have been confirmed as positive for the virus.

Earlier today figures from Wales showed an extra 27 deaths there taking the overall number to 193, and two further deaths in Scotland where the total now stands at 222.

The patients who died in England were aged between 35 and 106, and 15 of them had no known underlying health condition.

London remains a hotspot, accounting for 129 deaths in the first set of figures, followed by the Midlands, which recorded 75 fatalities and the North East & Yorkshire that saw 67.

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