UK COVID-19 death toll nears 56,000 including suspected cases

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll has hit 55,873, including suspected cases, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that underline the country's status as one of the worst hit in the world.
The Reuters tally comprises fatalities where COVID-19 was mentioned on death certificates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to July 3, and up to July 5. It also includes more recent hospital deaths.
The government's daily toll, which only records deaths following positive coronavirus tests, stands at 44,830.
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