MORE than 37,000 folks have now died with Covid-19 within the United Kingdom after an extra 134 folks died in England, official figures report.
On 17 March, Sir Patrick Vallance, the federal government's principal clinical advisor, stated maintaining the variety of United Kingdom fatalities listed below 20,000 would certainly be a "good result".
She said: "If we have over 50,000 extra deaths this year that would be about an extra 10%".
Also last week, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency said 664 deaths involving COVID-19 had been registered there up to 20 May.
However, during the week up to 15 May, deaths in care homes accounted for more than half of the total number of COVID-19 deaths for the first time.
The Department of Health's figure for the total number of coronavirus-related United Kingdom deaths rose by 134 to 37,048 on Tuesday.
The previous week, week 19, included the VE Day bank holiday, which meant one fewer day to register deaths at offices around the country.
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On 9 May there were 214 deaths in care homes: 51% of the total, while 191 (46%) happened in hospitals.
A further 964 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 16 and May 24, according to figures published on Monday by NHS England.
The FT, using its coronavirus model, has suggested that the number of excess deaths likely to have been recorded since the pandemic began is more than 63,000.
It also added that deaths occur on average four days before they are registered.
There were 42,173 fatalities in England and Wales up to 15 May (and registered up to 23 May).
The North West had the largest number of Covid-19-related deaths for the second week running, and overtook London as the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving coronavirus.
This means the death rate in Ipswich stands at 78.9 per 100,000 people - nearly double the rate of that for West Suffolk, which had 57 death - 31.8 per 100,000.