UK suffers deadliest coronavirus day as death toll soars by 854 to over 6,000

UK suffers deadliest coronavirus day as death toll soars by 854 to over 6,000

4/7/2020 5:03:00 PM

UK suffers deadliest coronavirus day as death toll soars by 854 to over 6,000

A 23-year-old is among the latest to die of coronavirus in the UK as the country entered the third week of its lockdown and Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in intensive care after his Covid-19 symptoms worsened

A 23-year-old and 29 people with no known underlying health condition are among the latest to die.England has recorded the most deaths (5,655), followed by Scotland (296), Wales (212) and Northern Ireland (73).The Department of Health, which yesterday reported 5,373 deaths, will release its official death toll later, as of 5pm on Monday, but the total is likely to be lower because new deaths have occurred since Monday's reporting deadline.

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The latest rise came as Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "stable" after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and he spent the night in intensive care as the UK entered its third week in a lockdown that looks likely to be extended.

Have you been affected by coronavirus? Email NHS England said a further 758 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 5,655, up from 4,897 at the same time on Monday.

Patients were aged between 23 and 102 years old, and 29 of the patients had no known underlying health condition.In Scotland, the number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus is 296, a rise of 74 from 222 on Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

The figure is "relatively large", she said because the National Records of Scotland is moving to recording deaths seven days a week, having recorded just four deaths over the weekend, which she had said would be "artificially low".

In total, 4,229 people have tested positive across the country and the number of patients being treated in hospital for Covid-19 is 1,751 including 199 in intensive care.In Wales, a further 19 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths there to 212, health officials said.

Public Health Wales said 291 new cases had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Wales to 3,790, adding the true number of cases was likely to be higher.Dr Giri Shankar, from Public Health Wales, said: "Nineteen further deaths have been reported to us of people who had tested positive for Covid-19, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 212.

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"We offer our condolences to families and friends affected, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality."Dr Shankar said more than 15,000 tests for the virus had been carried out on more than 13,000 people since the start of the outbreak.

Three more deaths were reported in Northern Ireland, taking its total to 73.In addition, there are 97 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,255.A total of nine prisoners have now died after contracting Covid-19, PA reported.

Three were inmates at HMP Littlehey, Cambridgeshire, with others being held at Birmingham, Manchester, Altcourse in Merseyside, Belmarsh in south-east London, Whatton in Nottinghamshire, and a female prisoner at Low Newton, County Durham.Queen wishes PM a full and speedy recovery The Queen has sent a message to Mr Johnson's family and his pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds, saying they were in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery, Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Charles and Prince William have also sent their best wishes to the Prime Minister.Ms Sturgeon also paid tribute to Mr Johnson during his stay in intensive care.She said the Scottish cabinet wanted to send their best wishes, as well as those of the people of Scotland, to Mr Johnson, his fiancée and his family.

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Whether it's a local business going the extra mile for the community or a teenager helping an elderly neighbour, we want to hear about it.You can email your stories of Mirror Coronavirus Heroes to said: "We are all willing you on Boris."

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Vladimir Putin was among the world leaders offer support to Mr Johnson, sending a message wishing him "quick and full recovery".The Kremlin said the message read, in part: "I would like to express my sincere support in this difficult moment. I am confident that your energy, optimism and sense of humour will help you defeat the illness."

Mr Johnson had received "standard oxygen treatment" but had not required any other assistance in breathing such as a ventilator, his spokesman said on Tuesday.The Prime Minister was moved to the intensive care unit at St Thomas' Hospital, a short drive from Downing Street, on Monday night after his condition deteriorated.

Mr Johnson's spokesman described it as a "precautionary step" in case the Prime Minister needed to be put on a ventilator.The spokesman said: "The Prime Minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits."He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any other assistance.

Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now "He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support."Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputising for Mr Johnson while the Prime Minister is in hospital.

In response to reports of Mr Raab seen coughing on Tuesday morning, the spokesman added: "The Foreign Secretary is fine."Weekly calls between Number 10 and the Queen will not take place while the Prime Minister is receiving treatment in intensive care, Downing Street has confirmed.

The Queen, meanwhile, praised the "dedication to service" of nurses, midwives and other health workers in a message to mark World Health Day.She thanked healthcare professionals for their "selfless commitment" in a video montage posted on social media.

In other developments, a temporary mortuary will be built inside a hangar at Marshall Aerospace and Defence at Cambridge Airport.It will only be used by funeral directors and those looking after the site, with no access to the public and no post-mortem examination activity taking place there.

Work has begun on a temporary mortuary for 240 bodies at Sandy Park in Bristol.No10 has denied that social care is being treated as a "Cinderella service" in the bid to tackle coronavirus, following complaints that some care homes are without sufficient PPE.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned doctors' lives are still being put at risk by a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), with some calling the current provision "useless".More than two thirds of doctors (69 per cent) questioned by the BMA said they do not feel protected from Covid-19 infection.

Some feel forced to work in high-risk areas without the right equipment.A separate study suggests people forced to work from home because of the crisis are drinking more alcohol, eating less healthier food and having problems sleeping.A survey of 500 workers by the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) also revealed a significant increase in complaints about new aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back, compared with their normal physical condition.

Diet and exercise are on the wane, with one fifth of respondents admitting to an increase in alcohol consumption.A third said they were eating a less healthy diet, and more than half acknowledging that they are exercising less. Read more: Daily Mirror »

UK suffers deadliest coronavirus day as death toll soars by 854 to over 6,000 The latest increase in deaths of 15.9% is higher than the last two days, but is still lower than the average daily increase of 25% we got last week. The latest increase in deaths of 15.9% is higher than the last two days, but is still lower than the average daily increase of 25% we got last week.

But muh rights n that bro. No garden so park it is bruh This is bad very bad , 10 million within a year , all the UK population 69 million to 0 within 3 years . The end is coming time to pray... ! Misleading - these deaths are not during the last 24 hours. These will include numbers from the weekend as many hospitals will have not recorded any deaths since last Friday. But hey, that doesn't get the clicks does it? 🤷‍♂️

Not the deadliest day, it's a Monday figure that gathers up some weekend fatalities. 50000 at Easter.... still the case you muppets? 🤡 This happens last week lull on Monday leap on Tuesday there’s a discrepancy in weekend figures less tests and less deaths registered 🤔 And they say we haven’t started the peak yet

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