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UK #coronavirus hospital death toll rises 759 to reach 18,100: health ministry

The UK's Department for Health and Social Care has just published the latest daily Britain Covid-19 hospital death figures. 

There have been 759 new deaths, taking the total to 18,100.

According to the latest report report, as of 9am 22 April, 559,935 tests have concluded, with 22,814 tests carried out on 21 April.

411,192 people have been tested, of whom 133,495 have tested positive.

As of 5pm on 21 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 18,100 have died.

The difference between the cumulative numbers from today and yesterday for deaths is 4 higher than the daily increase figure. This is due to Northern Ireland revising their historic data.

The difference between the cumulative numbers from today and yesterday for number of tests is 1,779 higher than the daily increase figure. This is due to the inclusion of more complete Northern Ireland data for the number of tests completed.

The figures on deaths relate in almost all cases to patients who have died in hospital and who have tested positive for COVID-19 and do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes

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