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UK coronavirus deaths rise by 65 to 46,364

The government says 46,364 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Tuesday, a rise of 65 deaths in 24 hours.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 56,600 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The government also said that in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 892 lab-confirmed cases. Overall, a total of 307,184 cases have been confirmed.

Public Health Wales said another two people have died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 1,568.

The number of cases in Wales increased by 14, bringing the total number confirmed to 17,374.

And officials at NHS England reported 13 new deaths in hospitals across the country – which are included in the UK-wide figure.

It said it brought the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,371.

Patients were aged between 52 and 92 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Another three deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

There were no new deaths in Scotland, which has introduced lockdown restrictions in Aberdeen after a cluster of 54 cases with 191 contacts.

The measures will be reviewed in a week’s time but mean that pubs and restaurants must shut completely from 5pm on Wednesday.

People must not travel further than five miles from their home in the affected area.