15-year-old amongst dead as Covid-19 deaths increase by 1,014

Barney DavisFri, 5 February 2021, 4:17 pm·1-min read


A further 1,014 people have died within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus with a teenager amongst the dead.

Over the last week there have been 6,893 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of 17.8 per cent compared to the previous 7 days.

But today’s figure is a rise on yesterday’s figure of 915.

A further 537 people died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 74,786, NHS England said on Friday.

Patients were aged between 15 and 100. All except 21, aged between 45 and 98, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between December 17 and February 4, with the majority being on or after February 1.

There were 44 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

More to follow.