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25 more people have died in the UK within 24 hours rising to 137

by LLB Reporter
19th Mar 20 3:02 pm

The Department for Health have announced on Thursday that 25 more people have died from coronavirus in the UK, bringing the UK total to 137.

A statement from NHS England said, “A further 29 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 128.

“Patients were aged between 47 and 96-years old and had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed.”

London hospitals which reported more deaths on Thursday due to coronavirus were; London North West University Healthcare, King’s College Hospital, Barts, North Middlesex University Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich, Homerton University Hospital, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital, Epsom and St Helier and Croydon Health.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon adressed MSPs in Holyrood and said, three more people in Scotland had died after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the country’s total number of deaths to six.

She sent her condolences to those who had loved ones.

Sturgeon said the figure was “likely to be an underestimate of the true prevalence of the infection.”

Northern Ireland also recorded its first death on Thursday, whilst Public Health Wales have announced they have “24 new cases of coronavirus” bringing the total to of “confirmed cases to 170.”

According to a senior scientist who works in virology, people who suffer from coronavirus can suffer with the lack of smell and taste.

The World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed the first trials for the coronavirus vaccine have started after just two months.

The WHO said, “The first vaccine trial has begun, just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the coronavirus was shared.

“This is an incredible achievement.

The government’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty has said on Thursday coronavirus can “theoretically mutate” and could “become even more dangerous.”

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