UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 801 to almost 13,000

Britain’s coronavirus death toll today jumped by 801, taking the total number of victims to almost 13,000.

The Department of Health has yet to announce the official daily tally from all four of the home nations, DailyMail reports.

NHS England announced 651 more COVID-19 deaths, including a 20-year-old who had no known underlying health condition.

Scotland said 84 more people have died there, Wales 60 and Northern Ireland six – a total of 150, meaning the true number for Britain is at least 12,958.

But because the four governments all record their own data at different times these daily statistics do not line up.

The figures come amid fears the true size of Britain’s coronavirus death toll is 50 percent higher than official figures show.