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UK has record number of deaths and coronavirus cases in 24 hours

by LLB Reporter
24th Mar 20 4:38 pm

The UK has a record number of deaths from coronavirus in just 24 hours, after 87 more people died in the UK, bringing the total to 422.

Department for Health and Social Care announced, “As of 9am on 24 March, a total of 90,436 have been tested: 82,359 negative. The UK now has 8,077 people with coronavirus, up by 1,427 from 6,650 on Monday.

England has a total 83 deaths out of the 87 in the UK, with two in Scotland, one in Wales, and one in Northern Ireland, which is up from 55 deaths across the whole of the UK on Monday.

London North University Healthcare NHS Trust recorded 21 deaths across their four hospitals.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has addressed the nation on Monday evening, he said he was “reluctant to do this” but he is effectively announcing a lockdown for three weeks.

Johnson gave a dramatic and historic address to the nation, meeting friends will now be banned, and only one form of exercise will be allowed per day.

Johnson told the nation, “The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.

Powers not seen in the UK since wartime, the Prime Minister ordered, “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction , you must stay at home.

Boris Johnson has been urged to deploy police at train stations as thousands of people are defying the governments lockdown, as tube trains remain packed.

With the police being deployed they will be able to ensure that only those allowed to travel can, such as NHS workers.

The Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove told Sky News that people will lose loved ones if they refuse to stay at home.

He said, “Unless you stay at home then the people you love most may die.”

The NHS intensive care unit (ICU) consultant Jack, is begging Britons to stay home, he warned that failure to listen to the government’s advice on social distancing “is killing people.”

This comes after the SAGE report written on Monday and published on Friday, suggests that for every one death across London there could be thousands of infected Londoners.

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