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Coronavirus: 32 more COVID-19 patients die in England – taking UK total to 104 – Sky News, Sky.com

Coronavirus: 32 more COVID-19 patients die in England – taking UK total to 104 – Sky News, Sky.com
                                                     

Thirty-two more people have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus – taking the total number of UK deaths to 149.

It follows the biggest daily leap in confirmed cases (of COVID -) in the UK after infections were diagnosed in the last 34 hours.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK now stands at 2 , 683.

Ninety-nine patients diagnosed with COVID – 35 in England have now died.

The latest patients to die were aged between 68 and and had u nderlying health conditions, NHS England said.

The youngest person to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has been named as – year-old Craig Rushton , from Kettering, who had been fighting motor neurone disease.

 

  

Craig Ruston became the UK's youngest coronavirus victim on 16 March. Pic: Facebook/Me and my MNDCraig Ruston became the UK's youngest coronavirus victim on 16 March. Pic: Facebook/Me and my MND

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Craig Ruston became the UK's youngest coronavirus victim on 16 March. Pic: Facebook/Me and my MND Image:          Craig Ruston died aged after testing positive for COVID –       

Nearly a third of the new deaths in England (19) were at hospitals in London – the worst-affected part of the UK.

Earlier, the death of a third patient with COVID – 32 in Scotland was confirmed.

Two people with the virus have died in Wales so far.

In other developments in the spread of coronavirus in the UK :

All schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

    are set to close

from Friday in response to the pandemic

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