Coronavirus uk update: Ten more patients with Covid 19 die

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Coronavirus uk update: Ten more patients with coronavirus die
Coronavirus uk update: Ten more patients with coronavirus die

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Ten more people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus, with 1,140 cases now confirmed in the UK.

The NHS has announced 21 people have now died from the disease, with 10 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The announcement was made on Saturday afternoon, after a further 22 cases were confirmed in Wales taking the number with the virus here to 60.

Across the UK, there has been a huge leap in the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus up from 798 yesterday to 1,140 today – a rise of 342 in just a day.

In Wales, the number of who have been diagnosed with coronavirus has risen by 22 to 60.

All of the patients were aged in their 70s or older and had underlying health conditions, chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty​ said.

He added: “I understand this increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 will be a cause for concern for many. The public should know every measure we are taking is seeking to save lives and protect the most vulnerable.

“Every single one of us has a role to play in achieving this. If you have a new continuous cough or high temperature, please stay at home for seven days. I also encourage everyone to be washing their hands for 20 seconds regularly.

“I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends who have received this difficult news. I ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”

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