Covid-linked death tolls rises by 157 in UK hospitals

The number of deaths related to Covid-19 in UK hospitals has risen by 157, indicating that the number of fatalities may be starting to slow.

The total compares to 151 on Nov. 8 and 167 on the previous Sunday, suggesting growth is starting to slow.

NHS England said there were 132 hospital deaths of people who registered a positive coronavirus test within 28 days, while Wales registered 16 new deaths.

Northern Ireland said nine people had died and Scotland did not record any new deaths.

Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland has fallen from 98 percent to 94 percent in 24 hours. One hospital currently has overcapacity: Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

On Saturday, a total of four hospitals reported overcapacity. On Sunday, there were 415 Covid-19 patients in the region’s hospitals, 49 of whom were being treated in intensive care.

The death toll in Northern Ireland now stands at 855.

There were also an additional 472 confirmed cases of the virus recorded in the past 24-hour reporting period.

A total of 46,831 people in Northern Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The Scottish government said the number of new cases is up 1,159 today, while Wales is up 1,333.

The figure is generally lower on Sundays and Mondays due to delays in weekend reporting.

The number of new infections in regions across England will be announced by health authorities later today.

Health bosses announced yesterday that 462 people had died in all circumstances, in addition to more than 27,000 new cases of the virus.