Coronavirus UK Update: Death toll passes 100 after another 33 people die

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Coronavirus UK Update: Death toll passes 100 after another 33 people die
Coronavirus UK Update: Death toll passes 100 after another 33 people die

More than 100 people have now died after contracting coronavirus.

The updated figure has been given after NHS England confirmed a further 32 people have died, bringing the total for England up to 99.

In a statement, NHS England said all the latest deaths involved people how had underlying health issues.

The statement from NHS England said: “A further 32 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 99.

“Patients were aged between 59 and 94 years old and had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed.”

How to self isolate during the coronavirus outbreak
For those concerned they have coronavirus in the UK, Public Health England has issued advice about how to self-isolate.

1. Stay at home: Don’t leave your house except when you need to seek medical care. Ask for help buying groceries or have them delivered.

2. Stat away from your housemates: Stick in a well-ventilated room away from others, with the door closed. Use a separate bathroom and wear a facemask when it shared areas.

3. Call ahead before visiting the doctors so they can take extra precautionary measures.

4. Cover you coughs and sneezes: Make sure to cover your nose and mouth and to throw away disposable tissues in a plastic waste bag.

5. Wash your hands regularly: This should be done often and thoroughly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, rinse and dry thoroughly.

6. Avoid sharing household items: You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home when you have used them. After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

7. Do not have visitors in your home.

8. Keep away from your pets if possible.

9. Keep your clothes clean: Do laundry on the highest temperature possible and clean all surfaces around the washing machine.

10. Monitor your symptoms: Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening, for example, if you have difficulty breathing, or if the person you are caring for symptoms are worsening.

Earlier today, it was confirmed that the latest official figures for coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the UK have risen by 676 to 2,626.

Public Health England said that of 9am today, 56,221 people have been tested in the UK, of which 53,595 were confirmed negative and 2,626 were confirmed positive.

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