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14/04/2020 14:19 BST | Updated 14/04/2020 14:42 BST

UK Coronavirus Deaths Increase By 778 In 24 Hours To 12,107

The latest figures were published on Tuesday and also show 5,252 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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The number of people who have died in UK hospitals after contracting coronavirus has risen by 778 in 24 hours to reach 12,107.

It represents an increase of 7% on yesterday’s total of 11,329 deaths.

People in England who died were aged 34 to 102, with 58 having no known underlying health conditions. The youngest of those was 38.

The four devolved authorities in the UK had previously reported increases of 744 deaths in England, 40 in Scotland, 10 in Northern Ireland and 19 in Wales. But the government tally is 35 shy of that total – here’s a quick primer on why the various numbers don’t match, and how to understand them.

In addition, 14,982 tests were carried out on 11,879 people on April 13, with 5,252 more people testing positive.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the UK since the outbreak began to 93,873.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story used the four UK nations’ figures, totalling 813 new deaths, in the headline. After publication, the Department for Health and Social Care released official UK-wide figures using slightly different methodology resulting in 778 new deaths being counted.