By G9ija

The number was updated after England recorded another 157 deaths in hospitals, Wales six, Scotland 16 and Northern Ireland one. NHS England said one of the patients who lost their lives was a 12-year-old child with underlying health conditions. The area which recorded the highest number of new hospital deaths was North East & Yorkshire, where 36 people died. In London, where hospital admissions are said to be falling at a faster rate than elsewhere, 19 people died. The Department of Health will release updated figures of deaths in all settings, including care homes and the wider community, later today. Yesterday that total was 36,393, though figures from the Office of National suggest the true figure is closer to 45,000. The number of people who have died from coronavirus has risen to 36,573 after 180 more people died in hospitals It comes as Downing Street is engulfed in a row over whether Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings broke lockdown by travelling 250 miles to his parents home when he had coronavirus symptoms. The PM’s aide faced calls to be sacked after it emerged he drove from London to Durham with his wife and children in April. The sighting came days after No10 confirmed Mr Cummings, 48, had symptoms of coronavirus and was self-isolating at home. The government defended him today, saying he behaved ‘in line with coronavirus guidelines’ as he needed childcare, and denied allegations that he was spoken to by police. In a statement today, Durham police said his actions were ‘unwise’ and called the government’s response ‘frustrating and concerning

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