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14/06/2020 14:21 BST | Updated 14/06/2020 15:56 BST

UK Records 36 More Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours, Bringing Total To 41,698

It is the smallest daily increase in deaths since lockdown began, but the figures are frequently lower over the weekend as a result of delayed reporting by individual trusts.

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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive forcoronavirus has risen to 41,698 – an increase of 36 over 24 hours.

It is the lowest daily increase in the national death toll since lockdown began, but figures are frequently underreported over the weekend. 

Since the end of April, the government’s daily announcement has included people in care homes and the community, rather than just in hospital, who have died.

But only those who had tested positive for Covid-19 are included, meaning anyone who died with a suspected case won’t be recorded.

The figures cover the period up to 5pm on Saturday.

It comes after the number of people who have died in hospitals across the UK, as well as care homes in Wales, after contracting the virus rose by 31 in 24 hours.

That increase consisted of 27 in England, one in Scotland and three in Wales. Northern Ireland reported no deaths in the past 24 hours. 

Here’s a quick primer on what all the different numbers mean and how to understand them.

Meanwhile, as of 9am on Sunday, 6,772,602 tests for coronavirus have been carried out, but the number of people tested will be lower as a significant number of patients are tested more than once. 

A total 295,889 people have tested positive for Covid-19.