The total number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has reached 11,329, after 717 more people have in hospital after contracting COVID-19
Another 717 people have died in UK hospitals after contracting COVID-19, taking the total of coronavirus deaths in the UK to 11,329 fatalities
Among those people to have died in the last 24 hours with COVID-19 is a 17-year-old.
It is the lowest increase in fatalities recorded over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, after 980 people died on Friday, which surpassed the worst confirmed daily totals in Italy and Spain. Sadly 917 died on Saturday and 737 more on Sunday.
The number of people in the UK who have been tested for the coronavirus, has risen to 290,720 following another 15,506 tests performed on Monday. 88,821 people have now tested positive for contracting COVID-19 in the UK.
These figures were announced by the Department of Health.
NHS England announced has another 667 coronavirus patients had died in hospitals in England, taking the total for the country to 10,261.
A further nine deaths were also recorded in Scotland, 15 in Wales, and six in Northern Ireland.
The total number of fatalities for each of the countries within the UK are as follows:
- England – 10,261
- Scotland – 575
- Wales – 384
- Northern Ireland – 124
At today’s daily press briefing, Sir Patrick Vallance said he thinks this week will be “difficult” with a further increase in deaths across the UK.
While Foreign Secretaty, Dominic Raab has said that evidence suggests the UK could still be: “going through the peak of this crisis”.
Dominic Raab refuses to offer a target for when schools might reopen, reiterating the need to “flatten the curve.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab lead today’s press briefing, as he is still deputising for Boris Johnson, while he recovers from COVID-19, after being discharged from hospital on Easter Sunday.
The Prime Minister thanked the “utterly brilliant” doctors and praised the nurses for their “astonishing” care, singling out two in particular; Jenny from New Zealand and Luis from Portugal, who both stood by his bedside, while aiding in his recovering.
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