Coronavirus UK Update: death toll rises to 465 as confirmed cases

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Coronavirus UK Update: death toll rises to 465 as confirmed cases
Coronavirus UK Update: death toll rises to 465 as confirmed cases

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Confirmed
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THE UK coronavirus death toll has increased to 465 on Wednesday.

NHS England confirmed 28 people had died, including a 47-year-old with no underlying health conditions.

This comes after the Government revealed home testing kit will be available “within days” – from Amazon and Boots.

The finger-prick test will be able to determine if someone has or has already had Covid-19.

The government this morning passed the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The unprecedented bill introduces a number of never before seen measures as the UK attempts to get to grips with the global pandemic.

It will temporarily strengthen powers, for example giving bodies the authority to restrict and prohibit events and gatherings.

The bill will be in place for two years and reviewed every six months.

Spain’s coronavirus death toll ahs surpassed China.

The country’s deaths rose by 738 in just 24 hours, a grim new record – and higher than the 683 announced in Italy.

Their current toll is 3,434, with China officially reporting 3,285 deaths.

Italy – the worst affected country – has 6,820.

Spain’s rate of infection has increased by a fifth with 27,000 people being treated in hospital.

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