Friday 10 April 2020

Another grim day as UK's death toll jumps by 980 to 8,958 - the biggest rise yet - as 5,706 more patients test positive with the total number of infected Brits now topping 70,000

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 8,958 with 980 new fatalities
Britain suffered another grim day in its coronavirus crisis today as officials recorded another 980 deaths in the home nations, taking the UK's spiralling victim count to 8,958. A further 5,706 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 24 hours, meaning a total of 70,783 have now tested positive. Officials managed a record 19,116 tests yesterday, a marked increase in its daily effort from 10,713 yesterday. England recorded 866 new fatalities among infected patients in the hospital, while another 114 were today confirmed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It comes after a top government adviser warned today that Britain won't know for weeks whether the draconian lockdown imposed on March 23 can be eased.

The Government is pleading with British people to stay at home this bank holiday as the country looks set for summer weather. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people must do their part to help NHS staff who are 'battling day and night' to save desperately ill people. 'They need you to stay at home,' he told the daily briefing in Downing Street.

Via - Dailymail

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