UK coronavirus death toll passes 18,000 as 665 more die in England

UK coronavirus death toll passes 18,000 as 665 more die in England
# 22 April 2020 17:43 (UTC +04:00)

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 18,002 after 665 more people died in England, APA reports citing The Sun. 

The figures exclude deaths in care centres, hospices and private homes.

In Scotland, the number of coronavirus deaths in hospitals has now passed 1,000 (1,062), after 77 more coronavirus deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Among the latest UK deaths was Julie Penfold, an "exceptional" nurse, 53, who had fostered more than 20 children in her lifetime.

She joins more than 100 frontline medics who have died from covid-19, including orthopaedic surgeon Sadeq Elhowsh, 58, - whose coffin was clapped by hundreds of NHS workers in an emotional send off.

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