CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK have risen to 35,704 after 363 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

A total of 248,293 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain – up 2,472 cases from yesterday.

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Today's death toll refers to those who have died in all settings – including care homes, hospices and the wider community.

The latest rise in deaths confirmed by the Department of Health is smaller than it was yesterday, when 545 more deaths were logged.

Today's figures are a decline from last Wednesday's 494.

It's the lowest number of deaths recorded on a Wednesday in the UK for the last eight weeks.

The total number of cases Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today is 525 lower than yesterday – but the discrepancy was not explained.

In England, the total number of Covid-19 deaths rose to 25,079 today – up 166 from yesterday.

NHS England confirmed the patients were aged between 33 and 99 years old and five had no known underlying health conditions.

In Scotland, a total of 2,184 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus – up by 50 from yesterday.

In Wales, 14 more deaths were recorded overnight, bringing the overall tally there to 1,238.

There have been five more deaths in Northern Ireland, bringing their death toll to 494.

However, new analysis published today suggests Britain's overall death toll from the virus is far higher than the total reported by the Government so far – and has already passed 44,500.

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