The daily death toll from the UK coronavirus has doubled in a month.
According to the latest daily figures, the number of coronavirus patients dying in UK hospitals has increased 156 in the last 24 hours.
However, on October 8, 58 people died after contracting Covid-19.
The shocking statistic shows the severity of growth in coronavirus cases.
It comes after Hull tops the list for Yorkshire’s highest infection rate.
This comes from the latest NHS data, which shows that 591 out of 100,000 people in the city tested positive for Covid-19 in their last seven-day window. Click here to read more.
Health officials announced today the figure, which includes 122 deaths in England, 19 in Wales, three in Scotland and seven in Northern Ireland.
The government has also announced that it will impose immigration permissions on foreign visitors from Denmark after widespread coronavirus outbreaks hit the country’s mink farms.
All non-UK nationals or resident travelers who have been in Denmark or have traveled through Denmark in the past 14 days will be denied entry to the UK.
The rule went into effect on Saturday at 4 a.m. To read more of this story, click here.
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Hull now has more coronavirus patients in hospitals than during the first wave, according to latest figures.
Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital currently have 117 patients being treated for coronavirus as of Friday – nine of a total of 108 as of Wednesday.
The number of intensive care patients has dropped from 15 to ten in the last two days.
An additional 283 people who tested positive for coronavirus were confirmed to have died in hospital in England on Saturday, bringing the total confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 34,374, according to NHS England.
The patients were between 39 and 100 years old. All but nine, between 39 and 88 years old, had known underlying illnesses.
There was another big surge in coronavirus cases in Hull and East Riding when three more deaths were reported in the area on Friday.
Another 527 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed across the region in the past 24 hours. This comes from the latest NHS and government figures released on Saturday.