Coronavirus cases soar to 2,626 and 72 deaths in UK

Coronavirus cases soar to 2,626 and 72 deaths in UK
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Coronavirus cases today hit 2,626 in Britain in the biggest daily leap yet - with 72 already killed by the deadly bug, APA reports citing the SUN.

Cases jumped by 676 cases in 24 hours while Scotland recorded another death today.

A nine-month-old boy in Manchester is just one of the latest cases reported this week while a baby in Norfolk was confirmed with the virus.

It's the biggest leap yet with Boris Johnson today expected to make a decision over school closures in England as Scotland and Wales announced their schools would be closed by the end of the week.

London is the epicentre of the UK outbreak, with North Middlesex Hospital believed to have admitted more coronavirus patients than any other NHS trust.

The hospital has to date treated 25 patients with the infection.

A spokesman said three of the patients had died – one being treated in intensive care has died and two being treated on general wards.

Meanwhile, coronavirus is continuing to spread across the UK.

Myroslava and Callum Caotes, the parents of nine-month-old Cassian were left shocked when a doctor told them "it's the coronavirus strand" after he was tested in Manchester.

Cassian, who is just nine-months-old, was then assessed by a doctor who confirmed he had the symptoms and said: “Yeah, it’s the coronavirus strand.”

Meanwhile, the UK’s youngest coronavirus victim was last night named as 45-year-old Craig Ruston - as his devastated wife paid an emotional tribute.

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