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7 Apr, 2020 14:03

UK’s Covid-19 deaths jump by record 854 to rise above 6,000

UK’s Covid-19 deaths jump by record 854 to rise above 6,000

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the UK has surpassed 6,000, after a record number of deaths were reported for a 24-hour period. The news comes as PM Johnson remains in intensive care with the disease.

NHS England have confirmed the deaths of a further 758 coronavirus patients, while 74 were reported in Scotland, 19 in Wales and three in Northern Ireland. 

Johnson was hospitalized over the weekend for further tests for his Covid-19, but was transferred to an intensive care unit on Monday after his condition worsened. His spokesperson said on Tuesday that the PM is in stable condition. 

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Cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday morning that Johnson was given “oxygen support” at St Thomas’ Hospital, but is not on a ventilator. Gove subsequently revealed he is himself in self-isolation after a family member showed symptoms of Covid-19.

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