Coronavirus hospital deaths in the UK have now reached 10,532 after 657 more people died in England.
Of those, NHS England recorded 42 deaths aged between 30 and 98-years old who had no underlying health conditions.
Scotland recorded a further 24 deaths, whilst Wales had 18 patients died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in Wales to 369.
A further 367 people had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,297. Dr Giri Shankar, from Public Health Wales.
The number of people with coronavirus who have died in a hospital, in Northern Ireland has risen to 118, with 11 deaths reported on Sunday.
Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of The Wellcome Trust, and also a member of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said it’s possible the UK could end up with the worst coronavirus death rate in Europe.
The Welcome Trust is a scientific pharmaceutical research charity that supports policy makers and tackles health challenges with a £26.8bn investment portfolio.
He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that the “Numbers in the UK have continued to go up.
“And yes, the UK is likely to be certainly one of the worst, if not the worst affected country in Europe.”
By continuing to test people for coronavirus in the community would “buy you time” to deal with the crisis.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have issued drastic new guidance measures to nurses, after there have been more frontline deaths.
Nurses have been told they should “refuse” to treat coronavirus patients if they do not have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), “as a last resort.”
The government have been accused of failing to deliver the vital PPE to frontline NHS staff placing them at high risk of becoming infected and passing it on to others.
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