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UK’s coronavirus death toll in hospitals has passed 23, 10 after a rise of .

The latest figures from England, Wales and Scotland bring the number of lives lost to the disease to 25, NHS England confirmed

. deaths, with the youngest being a 51 – year-old with no kn own underlying health conditions.

Not all the deaths announced today happened in the last hours – with 116 on Friday, on Thursday and (on Wednesday.

A further 303 occurred since the start of the month, while 105 were in March.

A further people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of deaths there to 774

There were new deaths in Scotland and in Northern Ireland. Yesterday the UK’s death toll stood at 21, 797.

The tragic figure comes less than a month after NHS England medical director Stephen Powis said he was optimistic deaths could be kept below 25,

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The government has pledged to increasing testing to , per day

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.

They were:

(East of England –

(London -) Midlands – 117 (North East & Yorkshire -) () (North West -) (South East -)

    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.)

A nurse carries out a coronavirus test at a drive-through testing center

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.

Brits have been told the lockdown cannot be lifted until the death rate and infection numbers fall

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.

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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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