Another five people die from coronavirus in England

Another five people die from coronavirus in England bringing deaths total to 29,661 while another 244 cases are reported in Scotland

Another five people have died of coronavirus in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,661, NHS England said on Sunday.

The patients were aged between 67 and 86 and all had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths were September 11 and September 12. No deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

A total of 244 people have also tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours – the highest daily figure since May 6.

The statistics show that 22,679 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 22,435 the day before. 

No deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities remains at 2,499.

There are 259 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down by two in 24 hours.

Of these patients, seven were in intensive care, down one.

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