Number of deaths with Covid in UK goes over 65,000

Just over 65,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK, the latest figures show.

A total of 61,498 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to reports published last week by the Office for National Statistics, the National Records of Scotland, and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

But since those figures were compiled, a further 3,191 deaths are known to have occurred in England, plus 77 in Scotland, 209 in Wales and 49 in Northern Ireland, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Together, these totals mean that, so far, 65,024 deaths involving Covid-19 have taken place in the UK.

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