On Tuesday a record breaking 367 people have died in England, the highest death toll the country has seen in just one day, marking the darkest day for the NHS.
Those who died were aged 19 to 98-years old, and the teenager had no underlying health conditions, NHS England said.
In its statement published this afternoon, NHS England said, “A further 367 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 1,651.
“Patients were aged between 19 and 98-years old and all but 28 patients [aged between 19 and 91-years old] had underlying health conditions.”
The Department for Health has given an update on testing in the UK.
They said, “As of 9am on 31 March, a total of 143,186 people have been tested and 25,150 have tested positive.”
Across the UK the total number of deaths reported on Tuesday stands at 390, bringing the total to 1,775 fatalities.
Scotland reported 13 deaths, bringing total to 60, Wales with seven deaths, bringing total to 69 and Northern Ireland had six deaths, bringing total to 28.
Scotland reported that 1,993 people have tested positive for coronavirus, up by 430.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said the sharp rise was in part, because 108 of the positive tests, came from a lab which was unable to submit data over the weekend.
The UK’s top scientist has warned the UK is facing disaster as the death toll is far higher than previously expected.
But he has now warned this prediction was greatly underestimated as the death rate soared over the weekend, and Pike has now warned the UK is now in a “dangerous state.”
The calculations were originally based on the assumption the UK would follow the trend seen in Wuhan, China, but the UK is now on a deadlier path.
According to new figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the true death toll across the UK is far higher than what NHS hospitals are reporting.
The ONS looked at all data for coronavirus reported deaths only, to include care homes and hospital deaths in the community.
For the same time period there were a total of 210 deaths in England and Wales, where death certificates mentions’ Covid-19, compared to the 170 coronavirus related deaths that was reported by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England.