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UK coronavirus death toll hits 761 with almost 100,000 infected

by LLB Reporter
15th Apr 20 3:12 pm

NHS England announced 651 deaths including a 20-year old boy who had no underlying health conditions.

London recorded 153 deaths, the Midlands had128, while the East of England and North West both recorded 107.

Scotland recorded 84 deaths, which was its biggest daily increase to date in the country. Wales also recorded their largest increase with 60, and Northern Ireland six.

The Department of Health said, “398,916 tests have concluded, with 15,994 tests on 14 April. 313,769 people have been tested of which 98,476 tested positive.”

The total number of patients who died in hospital, in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus now stands at 12,868.

However, there are strong fears that the UKs overall death toll is around 50% higher than what official figures show.

Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan blasted Helen Whately MP on Wednesday as she laughed as he asked her is it true 4,000 “elderly and vulnerable” have died.

In a car crash live interview on TV the Care Minister was grinning and laughing when Piers grilled her over the Daily Mail’s exclusive report, that deaths are happening in care homes across the UK.

Piers asked the MP, “Is it true that 4,000 people have died in care home? Yes or no?”

Not answering the simple question, the MP thanked Piers for acknowledging what the government are doing, she said it is “really important.”

Piers interrupted her, telling her it is more important the 4,000 people have died, Whately started to laugh and Piers ripped into her.

New figures from a Harvard study suggests that social distancing could stay in place until 2022 to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday Harvard published the report in the medical journal Science will be a blow for governments and health authorities globally.

Models used by Harvard warn that social distancing measures may need to stay in place from preventing a more deadly second wave of coronavirus.

Lifting measures all at once will delay the peak of people becoming infected, but they ultimately warn a single period of social distancing will not be enough.

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