Coronavirus: Another 207 people die after testing positive in the UK

Coronavirus: 207 people die UK
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Another 207 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 1,235.

The number counts those who died in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Saturday.

In England, 190 more people have died in that time after testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS England said they were aged between 39 and 105 and all but four patients – aged between 57 and 87 – had underlying health conditions.

England’s total number of deaths is now 1,125.

The Department of Health said 1,228 people had died across the UK but NHS England then released a higher figure for the country.

A further 10 people have died in Wales, taking the total deaths there to 48.

One person died in Scotland and six in Northern Ireland.

The increase in deaths came as the government warned the nationwide lockdown could go on for a “significant” time.

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told Sky News the length of the lockdown has not been decided but scientists at Imperial College, who are helping to advise the government, suggest it should go on until late May or early June.



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