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There have now been a total of 10 deaths due to COVID-19, and coronavirus cases in the UK reaches 590 an increase of 134 in 24 hours, with.
It means the number of patients infected with COVID-19 in the UK is now 32 times higher than it was 2 weeks ago.
Two more patients have died in London hospitals today after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the death total to 10, according to NHS England.
These 10 deaths don’t include Two other British people who have also died overseas, one in Bali and one in Japan after being infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
This news comes shortly after it was announced that UK schools could ‘close for month’ from next Friday.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London said: “We can confirm that, sadly, an 89-year-old patient who was very unwell with underlying health conditions has passed away at Charing Cross Hospital.
“The patient had tested positive for coronavirus. Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family.”
Tony Chambers, interim chief executive for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, said another patient had died at Queen’s Hospital in east London.
He said: “We can confirm that a patient, who was in her sixties, and who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died at Queen’s hospital. She had been very unwell with significant other health conditions.
It comes after Boris Johnson has been warned that the coronavirus crisis could run out of control unless he takes immediate action after Scotland, Ireland and the US stepped up their response.
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