Between 41,549 and 57,300 people have now died with Covid-19 in the UK

The Government said 41,549 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, an increase of 12 on the day before.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,300 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 1,813 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus. Overall, 344,164 cases have been confirmed.

A further eight people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,604, NHS England said on Saturday.

The patients were aged between 56 and 94 and all had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths ranged from August 31 to September 4, with the majority on or after September 3.

Another two deaths have been reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

One person who tested positive for coronavirus in Wales has died, bringing the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,597.

Public Health Wales said the total number of cases in the country increased by 77, bringing the revised total of confirmed cases to 18,283.

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