The UK’s coronavirus death toll today passed 15,000 as 888 people died in a single day with 114,217 infected.
The sobering figure is one of the biggest daily jumps as the country desperately tries to tackle the deadly bug’s spread. In just 24 hours, 784 deaths in England were confirmed, including patients between 26 and 100-years-old, bringing the total to 13,918.
Among those claimed by the disease was a 44-year-old with no underlying health conditions. Scotland’s death toll rose to 893 – rising by 56 – while Wales recorded 28 new deaths bringing their total to 534. In Northern Ireland, the number of fatalities increased by 17 to 193.
Health authorities confirmed as of 5pm yesterday, 114,217 people had tested positive for the bug, up by 5,525 in one day across the UK.
Brits will remain in lockdown for another three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus – with the UK government reportedly two weeks away from announcing how the country will emerge from the drastic measures.
And ministers have been accused of “treating the public like children” after refusing to discuss the exit strategy from lockdown.
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