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Coronavirus death toll has passed 20,000 after hundreds of new deaths overnight

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The UK’s coronavirus death toll has passed 20,000 after a further 781 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.


otal number of deaths for each nation (24/04/2020)

Today’s total number of deaths & cases for the UK (24/04/2020)

Total number of deaths for Scotland & N Ireland (25/04/2020)

  • N Ireland (HSCNI) () new deaths () total. ? people in ICU

  • Scotland (HPS) (47) new deaths (1,231) total. 140 people in ICU

Additional information

Trends in daily COVID-19 data for Scotland

On 24 April 2020 there were:

  • 3,206 calls to 111 and 385 calls to the Coronavirus Helpline. The number of calls to 111 includes all calls, whether or not they relate to COVID-19

  • 1,507 Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) attendances, of which 338 were for suspected COVID-19. SAS took 214 people to hospital with suspected COVID-19.

  • 600 people delayed in hospital. This is 1,012 less than the baseline period (04/03 weekly return). An initial target to reduce delays by 400 by the end of March and a further target of reducing by a further 500 by the end of April have now been met.

  • 526 (49%) adult care homes which had lodged at least one notification for suspected COVID-19 to the Care Inspectorate. It is important to note that not all of these care homes will still have outbreaks.

  • 342 of these adult care homes have reported more than one case of suspected COVID-19.

  • 384 (35%) adult care homes have a current outbreak of suspected COVID-19 as at 21st April. This is a care home where at least one care home resident has exhibited symptoms during the last 14 days.

  • 2,621 cumulative cases of suspected COVID-19 in care homes. This is an increase of 176 suspected cases on the previous day.

  • a total of 7,676 staff, or around 4.6% of the NHS workforce, reporting as absent due to a range of reasons related to COVID-19.

  • 2,327 inpatients have been discharged from hospital since the 5th March, who had been tested positive for COVID-19, up from yesterday’s total of 2,271.