Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby among latest to die

A six-week-old baby was among the 332 new deaths announced by NHS England.

A statement said: "Patients were aged between six weeks and 103 years old. 22 of the 332 patients (aged between 40 and 96 years old) had no known underlying health condition."

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 that have been registered across the UK now stands at 33,021.

This includes 29,710 deaths that occurred in England and Wales up to April 24 (and which had been registered up to May 2), according to the Office for National Statistics.

Today's figures from NHS England show that a further 3,417 hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between April 25 and May 7 – which, together with the total figure of 33,021 registered deaths, suggests the overall death toll for the UK has now passed 36,000.

NHS England announced 332 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,765.

Of the 332 new deaths announced today:

– 58 occurred on May 7
– 124 occurred on May 6
– 41 occurred on May 5

The figures also show 21 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 4, 72 took place in April, while the remaining 16 deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 11.

NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago. This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed and for data from the tests to be validated.