02/06/2020 13:58 BST | Updated 02/06/2020 16:49 BST

UK Records 324 More Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours As Latest Care Home Data Released

The latest figures were released on Tuesday.

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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive forcoronavirus has risen to 39,369 – an increase of 324 over 24 hours.

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 June 1.

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 164 in 24 hours.

That increase consisted of 143 deaths in England, 12 in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland, and seven in Wales.

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

Meanwhile, as of 9am on Tuesday, 4,615,146 people have been tested for coronavirus, with 277,985 coming back positive.

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A medic, pictured in April, wears PPE at the Nightingale Hospital in Manchester