Nearly 116,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK, new figures show.
A total of 108,084 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the latest reports from the UK’s statistics agencies.
This includes 98,450 deaths in England and Wales up to January 15, which were confirmed by the ONS on Tuesday.
Since these statistics were compiled, a further 7,162 deaths have occurred in England, plus 176 in Scotland, 203 in Wales and 157 in Northern Ireland, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Together, these totals mean that so far 115,782 deaths involving Covid-19 have taken place in the UK.
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