UK coronavirus death toll hits 27,510 as 739 more die of killer bug in hospitals, care homes and community

# 20:08
1 May 2020

The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen to 27,510, new figures reveal, APA reports citing The Sun. 

It is a rise of 739 on yesterday’s tally – with data now combined to include deaths in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

The rise in deaths is bigger than it was yesterday, when 674 fatalities were recorded across the UK.

Until this week, the Government had only released the number of coronavirus deaths in hospitals each day – excluding a significant proportion of the overall toll.

Earlier today, NHS England announced a further 391 had died in English hospitals, bringing the overall tally in England 20,483.

Patients were aged between 30 and 103 years old and included a healthy 43-year-old.


In Scotland, 1,515 people have now died from the killer bug - up 40 since yesterday.

In Wales, 17 more deaths were announced today, bringing the death toll there to 925.