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UK coronavirus cases fell by 839 in 24 hours

by LLB Reporter
12th Apr 20 4:02 pm

The Department of Health have announced on Sunday that, “As of 9am 12 April, 352,974 tests have concluded, with 18,000 tests on 11 April.

“282,374 people have been tested of which 84,279 tested positive.” This is a rise of 4,394, which is fall by 839 cases in 24 hours.

“As of 5pm on 11 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 10,612 have sadly died.”

However, 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 NHS England medical director, Professor Steve Powis said at the briefing over when the lockdown will be lifted.

He said, “there is no magical solution.”

Professor Powis added, “This was never going to be a sprint, this is a marathon.”

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