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The number only includes those who have died in hospitals, with the true number of victims known to be much higher.
Experts fear that up to 7, 506 people could have died in the UK’s care homes alone.
NHS England has revealed the regions where the latest occured.
(East of England –
South West – 29
Britain is at risk of becoming the heaviest -hit European country as the death toll continues to rise.
Spain recorded its , (th Covid – – related death last Saturday, (weeks after the first case was diagnosed.)
And Italy reached the heartbreaking landmark on April , and more than 5, 04 people have died since then, bringing the death toll to ,
Britain recorded its first Covid – (case on January) .
Earlier today coronavirus tests ran out for a second day in a row in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as the government faces pressure to raise its capacity.
Essential workers with symptoms hoping to find out if they had the deadly bug faced disappointment this morning as home tests ran out by 8. 51 am – and drive-through appointments were unavailable soon after.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged that , tests will be carried out by the end of the month – with increased testing necessary to prevent the killer virus from spreading.
Brits were urged to obey the lockdown and stay home this weekend, with temperatures expected to remain high.
Home Secretary Priti Patel is expected to hint restrictions could be tightened if Brits continue to breach social distancing regulations.
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