The UK has seen a record spike in coronavirus deaths in a single day, with 854 deaths recorded, bringing the total to 6,277.
In England another 758 patients died, after contracting coronvarius, the total now stands at 5,655. From this, 224 of the deaths were in London. A total of 55,242 people across the UK have tested positive for coronavirus.
Those who died in England were aged between 23 and 102-years old. Out of 29 of the 758 patients, who died, were aged between 23 and 99-years old, they all had no known underlying health conditions.
Scotland confirmed 296 people had died with 1,752 being treated in hospital and 199 are in intensive care, said Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Wales reported 19 more deaths, with the total standing at 193, whilst Northern Ireland had three more deaths, the total is now 73.
The UK are heading into a turbulent time, as scientists have predicted the peak of the outbreak will hit at Easter, in seven days time.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has thanked NHS health workers for the “selfless dedication” whilst we are in “testing times.”
In a rare statement, released on Tuesday morning the Monarch said, “On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those working in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the commonwealth, and around the world.
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