NEWS
24/05/2020 14:03 BST | Updated 24/05/2020 20:56 BST

UK Records 164 More Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours, Bringing Total To 36,839

The latest figures were published on Sunday.

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The number of people who have died across England, Scotland and Wales after contracting coronavirus has risen by 164 in 24 hours.

The increase consists of 147 hospital patients in England, nine people in Scotland, one person in Northern Ireland and seven hospital patients and care home residents in Wales.

So far, no UK-wide figures from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have been released, so the total is taken from each nation’s individual reporting.

It brings the working total to 36,839.

But the government tally, when it is released later today, will be significantly higher as it includes deaths in care homes (missing from the individual figures in at least England) and the community (missing from at least England and Wales). Here’s a quick primer on what all the different numbers mean and how to understand them.

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The latest figures were published on Sunday.