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UK coronavirus cases surges by 1,542 people in 24 hours

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The number of deaths from coronavirus has risen in Scotland by six to 22 with 51 now in intensive care who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having coronavirus.

Wales has five more cases bringing its total to 22 and Northern Ireland’s total stands at seven.

The Department of Health said, “As of 9am on 25 March, a total of 97,019 have been tested: 87,490 negative.” The UK now has 9,529 confirmed cases of coronavirus, up by 1,542 in 24 hours, compared to 8,077 people the day before.

According to an Ipsos MORI poll, conducted in the days leading up to Monday’s announcement from the Prime Minister enforcing the lock down of people in their homes, the poll shows that only 50% of Brits were avoiding leaving their homes.

Despite that being official government advice. This is a 27 point increase on last week from 23%.

The Chinese government have said they are to lift the Hubei province lockdown after two months from midnight, as cases of coronavirus are subsiding.

Those who free of the virus will be allowed to leave, the government said. However, Wuhan which is where coronavirus originated from on 31 December will remain locked down until 8 April.




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