UK coronavirus death toll rises by 148 to 44,798
Another 820 people tested positive for Covid-19 over the past 24 hours
A further 148 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, taking the country’s official death toll to 44,798.The government figures do not include all UK deaths involving Covid-19, which are thought to have passed 55,000.Some 820 people tested positive for the virus in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, according to the data.
Download the new Independent Premium appSharing the full story, not just the headlinesDownload nowSince the start of the outbreak, 288,953 people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus, but the Department for Health and Social Care said the true figure of infections was higher because some people have no symptoms or only mild symptoms and are not tested.
The number of daily cases in Scotland has fallen back to single figures after a rise on Friday led first minister Nicola Sturgeon to warn against complacency.The Scottish government said 18,340 people had tested positive for the virus north of the border, an increase of seven in 24 hours.
No Covid-19 deaths were reported in that period, so fatalities remain at 2,490. Read more: The Independent »
It’s gonna stay here all year I have a bad feeling deaths at least in double digits are gonna tick over daily for the rest of 2020. Fucks sake. Not really... This is the truth 👇👇👇👇👇👇 England 🏴 147 Wales 🏴 1 And all the shops reopen early. It feels like were gonna think on Plan B.
Hardly anyone wearing masks though! Is this the beginnings of a second wave or an upsurge in as of yet unfinished first wave. Just fuck this 0 again here. Brown666W English death toll rises by 148. Still 0.1% of the population. £10 off at Wagamamas. Mainly England.
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