Coronavirus, Covıd-19, United Kingdom

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UK records more than 500 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

UK records over 500 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

2/4/2020 1:50:00 AM

UK records over 500 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

LONDON: Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday (Apr 1), the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total ...

BookmarkLONDON: Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday (Apr 1), the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to 2,352, according to official figures."As of 5pm (1600 GMT) on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 have sadly died," the health ministry said on its official Twitter page.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementSome 29,474 people have now tested positive, an increase of 4,324 over the previous day, it added.Britain locked down last week in an attempt to combat the virus, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself has tested positive, warned that it would"get worse before it gets better".

The virus has also hit the royal family, with Prince Charles only coming out of isolation on Tuesday after displaying mild symptoms of the disease.AdvertisementREAD: Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19On Wednesday he released a video message praising the"remarkable" state-run National Health Service."None of us can say when this will end, but end it will," he said.

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