The Department of Health have announced on Saturday there have been 917 more deaths across the UK including an 11-year old boy.
The total UK deaths now stands at 9,875 and according to a medical expert the death toll is likely to surpass 10,000 on Easter Sunday.
A total of 823 new cases were recorded in England, NHS England said the patients were aged between 11 and 102-years old.
Out of the victims 33 who had no known underlying health conditions, were aged between 29 and 94-years old.
The Department of Health announced on Saturday there have been 917 more deaths across the UK including an 11-year old boy.
As of Friday night, Nicola Sturgeon said 1,855 patients are in hospital who either have coronavirus or are suspected to have the virus.
Of those patients 212 are in intensive care, up by five compared to the previous day.
Today’s total UK coronavirus deaths are lower than Friday’s which were 980, the figures are accurate as of 5pm yesterday.
Wales reported there were 36 deaths, bringing the total to 351, whilst 15 people have died in Northern Ireland, taking the total there to 107.
As Britons are still flouting the lockdown and social distancing measures a Cabinet minister wants a French-style “permission slip policy” to implement extreme lockdown measures.
But these figures do not include those who die in care homes and in the community, meaning “we really don’t know the full picture,” he told Sky News.
Professor Ashton warned that some estimates suggest that there are coronavirus cases across 50% of care homes in the UK.
He said, “There have been some modelling estimates in the planning guidance that suggest once you get coronavirus into a care home you might expect as many as 30% deaths.
“You’re talking about a very frail and vulnerable population, usually people in their 80s and 90s, maybe with dementia, and we can’t just write them off.”