UK coronavirus death toll rises to 18,614 as 514 more die in England including healthy 37-year-old

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 18,614 as 514 more die in England including healthy 37-year-old
# 23 April 2020 17:33 (UTC +04:00)

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 18,614 after 514 more deaths were recorded in England today, APA reports citing The Sun.

Patients were aged between 31 and 100 years old and included a healthy 37-year-old.

It brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in England to 16,786.

In Scotland, 1,120 coronavirus patients have died – a rise of 58 since yesterday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that 9,409 Scots have the bug – up by 371 from the previous day.

In Wales, 15 more deaths have been recorded, bringing the total death toll there to 641.

Among the latest UK deaths was carer Garry Melia, a dad of 11 who died from the killer bug just eight weeks after his daughter was born.

He joins more than 100 frontline health workers 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 yesterday.

 

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