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UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surges By 120 As Total Passes 46,000

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The UK’s official coronavirus death toll has risen by 120 in the last 24 hours.


This is a big rise on yesterday’s total of 38 and Wednesday’s of 83, while Tuesday reported almost the same number – 119 .

Last Friday saw a death toll of 123 reported by the Department of Health, with Friday, July 17 reporting 114 . On Friday, July 10 there were just 48 recorded.

Today’s figures suggests deaths in all settings remain stubbornly steady, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses the easing of lockdown restrictions and places fresh ones on specific areas, such as Greater Manchester, after localised outbreaks.

CoronavirusOn Friday, April 10, 980 deaths were reported at the peak of the pandemic. A total of 46,119 people have now died of the disease in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the community, according to the official data.

There have been a further 880 positive cases confirmed by a test in the past 24 hours. There has been a total of 303,181 cases of coronavirus in the UK as of today.
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, Sir Patrick Vallance, attend a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020.

Across the four home nations, England is by far the worst affected for deaths caused by Covid-19, with 41,512 as of today.

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Scotland has had 2,491 in the latest figures, (consider that this is an increase of just three in the 24 days since July 7) Wales has had 1,560 and it has been more than two weeks since Northern Ireland recorded a death, with their toll sitting at 556.

Scots have been urged not to visit parts of northern England hit by a spike in coronavirus cases, with Nicola Sturgeon warning there is a “significant risk” this could lead to a rise in infections north of the border.
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