UK coronavirus death toll rises by 7 as Birmingham records second straight day without death – Birmingham Live

The UK coronavirus hospital death toll has risen by 7 in the lowest Tuesday rise during the lockdown.

England reported six new deaths and Wales had one.

Northern Ireland reported new new deaths for the 22nd consecutive day, while Scotland had no new deaths for the 19th straight day.

The Government’s official death toll of 46,210 in all settings, including care homes, will be updated later.

There were no deaths in Birmingham or West Midlands hospitals, with no deaths across the whole Midlands region, according to figures from NHS England on August 4.

NHS England reported six new deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities in hospitals in England to 29,358.

Eight more positive cases of coronavirus have been detected in Northern Ireland over the weekend, the Department of Health said. The total number of people who have been infected is now 5,996.

No new deaths were recorded, leaving the total in the region at 556, according to official figures.

A total of 23 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past day, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning an outbreak in Aberdeen will likely grow.

Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest figures at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

While there have been no Covid-19 deaths for 19 days, the total number of cases continues to rise and now stands at 18,717, with 2,491 total fatalities.

The First Minister told the briefing that 120 contacts have been traced from the Aberdeen cluster, which started at The Hawthorn Bar.

A total of 27 cases were confirmed as a result of the outbreak, although the First Minister said she expects that will rise.

She said: “Investigations are ongoing and we will provide more details as and when they become available.”

Ms Sturgeon added the outbreak shows the virus is still active in Scotland.

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