Covid-19: 917 new deaths in the UK

The NHS in the UK has announced that 917 people have died today as a result of Covid-19, bringing the Covid-19 total death toll to 9,875 since the outbreak began.

The latest increase follows a sharp increase of 980 deaths in the UK on Good Friday. In a briefing on Saturday afternoon, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that a patient as young as 11 had died from the virus.

15 more people have died in Northern Ireland, bringing the death toll for the island of Ireland to 395.

47 deaths were recorded in Scotland and 36 deaths were recorded in Wales. The new figures make the United Kingdom the fifth-worst hit country after Italy, the United States, Spain and France.

Conor Hayes

Conor is a reporter for He covers a wide range of issues, including Irish politics, international news and the coronavirus. You can contact him by emailing .

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