UK coronavirus death toll over 35,000

Coronavirus death toll in the UK today shot past the 35,000 mark, after 227 new deaths were reported.

The national total is now 35,023.

NHS England announced 174 deaths, Scotland recorded 29 and Wales 17.

Northern Ireland has the lowest, just seven deaths.

Figures show the daily deaths are consistently trending downwards – by comparison, there were 627 new fatalities last Tuesday and 693 the week before.

On Monday, officials declared 160 new deaths, the lowest tally since March 24 – the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown.

The caseloads for the virus reached 247,709, according to John Hopkins University tally.

But another tracking platform, estimated the confirmed cases at 246,406.

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