UK coronavirus death toll passes 21,000

UK coronavirus death toll passes 21,000
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  • calendar-gray 27 April 2020

Coronavirus deaths in the UK have broken the 21,000 barrier after 329 more people lost their lives in England alone, APA reports citing The Sun. 

NHS England confirmed the latest victims were aged between 29 and 100 - with the 29-year-old having no underlying health conditions.

The grim number means there have been 18,749 deaths in England from the disease.

And it pushes the total number of deaths in the UK to at least 21,061 - although the official figures will be released later today.

In Scotland today, 13 further people have died - bringing the total death toll to 1,249.

 

The figures for Wales and Northern Ireland have not been released yet.

The number of NHS workers killed by Covid-19 has reached at least 104 — a rise of 61 in a week.

 

Coronavirus deaths yesterday reached 20,732 after 413 more people were reported dead from the disease in 24 hours.

This weekend also saw UK deaths overtake the government's best-case scenario of up to 20,000 victims.

Britain is now the fifth country to pass 20,000 deaths in hospital from Covid-19 - behind the US, Italy, Spain and France.

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