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A further 778 coronavirus deaths hit the UK taking the total to 12,107

by LLB Reporter
14th Apr 20 3:06 pm

NHS England have confirmed on Tuesday there have been 744 more coronavirus patient deaths in hospital, bringing the UK total to 12,107.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland announced a further 34 deaths.

England’s 744 patients that died were aged between 34 and 102-years old, and 58 had no underlying health conditions, with the youngest being 38 and the eldest was 96-years old.

The increase of 717 deaths recorded on Tuesday amounts to 8.5% after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. This means deaths that happened after Wednesday last could go un-reported, as the death toll can go back by two weeks, scientists claim.

On a more positive note, the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last day stands at 5,252 more.

London has now returned as the epicentre with 206 more deaths announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, 143 died in the North West, 109 in the Midlands, 95 in the East of England, 93 in the North East & Yorkshire, 73 in the South East and 25 in the South West.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), around one in ten coronavirus related deaths happened outside of hospital which were registered up to 3 April.

217 deaths were registered in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 elsewhere, out of 406, with 3,716 occurred in hospital.

On Monday evening experts warned that the UK should remain in lockdown indefinitely to prevent a second coronavirus wave.

Medical experts and scientists are urging the government not to lift the lockdown otherwise a second coronavirus wave could be even more deadly than what we are seeing now.

MPs are concerned over the collapse of the economy as thus far the lockdown has cost businesses £52.8bn in just 22 days.

The Health Secretary wants the lockdown to remain in place for at least another six weeks ideally, he wants the lockdown to stay until Spring Bank Holiday.

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