United Kingdom death toll rises by 468 to 34,466

A further 468 people have died across the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 34,466, the Department of Health has confirmed.

The Government also met its daily target for 100,000 Covid-19 tests, according to the latest figures.

In the 24-hour period up to 9am on Saturday, 136,486 tests were carried out or dispatched.

Overall, a total of 1,742,028 people have been tested of whom 240,161 tested positive.

NHS England announced 181 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,527.

The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day, with a current total of 889.

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