CORONAVIRUS deaths in the UK today reached another grim milestone of more than 11,000 after 717 more people lost their lives.
Positive cases have also risen to 88,621 – up from 84,279 infections yesterday as Britain enters its fourth week of lockdown.
The Department of Health today confirmed 11,329 people have died in the UK.
But the death toll is expected to rise even more tomorrow as the figures do not include Northern Ireland and there is usually a lag over the weekend.
Among the latest deaths is a 21-year-old nursery worker who died after catching coronavirus while waiting for a transplant in hospital.
Katie Horne, from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, battled both Covid-19 and a liver condition for 12 days after the positive diagnosis meant she wasn’t able to go on the transplant list.
And eight more health workers have died from the disease – bringing the total for NHS and care workers to 39.