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29/05/2020 14:04 BST | Updated 29/05/2020 18:32 BST

324 More Coronavirus Deaths Recorded Across UK In 24 Hours

The latest figures were released on Friday.

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The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive forcoronavirus has risen to 38,161 – 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 Thursday.

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 177 in 24 hours.

That increase consisted of 149 in England, 15 in Scotland, 10 in Wales and three in Northern Ireland.

Here’s a quick primer on how to make sense of the different figures released each day.

Meanwhile, in the 24 hours up to 9am on Friday, 131,458 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 2,095 positive results.

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NHS staff at the Mater hospital in Belfast observe a minute's silence to pay tribute to the NHS staff and key workers who have died during the coronavirus outbreak