Another people in the UK have died after contracting coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
A total of , 806 people in the UK have now died after testing positive for COVID – , government figures show.
Appearing at the daily Downing Street briefing for the first time since his recovery from coronavirus , Mr Johnson said the UK was “now past the peak and on the downward slope” in the pandemic.
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Asked about international comparisons to the UK’s response to the virus, Mr Johnson said he believes the government did the “right thing at the right time”.
He said: “I think it was completely right to make our period of lockdown coincide as far as we possibly could with the peak of the epidemic.
” That peak, as I said just now, has passed. I do think that broadly speaking, and we’re learning lessons every day, but I do think that broadly speaking, we did the right thing at the right time. “
According to the latest data for the UK:
In England, coronavirus deaths in hospitals increased by (to) , COVID – deaths in Scotland rose by (to 1,
- In Wales, another people died with COVID – 34, taking its total to Northern Ireland recorded nine more coronavirus deaths, with its total now at 357
Health authorities in the four UK nations record their own daily figures, which may not tally with the government overall UK total because they collate their numbers at different times throughout the day.
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