Coronavirus UK Updates: Further 327 Covid-19 deaths announced in England

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Britain records 19790 new COVID-19 cases, 151 deaths
Coronavirus UK Updates: Britain records 19790 new COVID-19 cases, 151 deaths

NHS England has announced 327 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 21,180.

Of the 327 new deaths announced today:

– 56 occurred on May 2
– 125 occurred on May 1
– 43 occurred on April 30

The data also show 95 of the new deaths took place between April 1 and April 29 while the remaining eight deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 28.

The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 remains the day with the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring with a total of 867.

– Most Brits are against ending the coronavirus lockdown this week, with less than one in five thinking the time is right to reopen pubs, restaurants, stadiums and schools, a new survey shows.

Only seven per cent of people who took part in a poll by Opinium for the Observer said that it was right for mass gatherings like football matches played in front of crowds to restart, with 84 per cent not in favour.

Nine per cent said pubs should reopen, with 81 per cent of people disagreeing, while only 11 per cent of respondents thought restaurants could open their doors again and 78 per cent were against.

– A passenger plane has landed in the UK with 10 million pairs of surgical gloves for the NHS.

The Airbus A340 9H-EAL, with “Thank You NHS” written on its fuselage, arrived at Bournemouth Airport after picking up the supplies from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The aircraft, owned by Bournemouth-based European Aviation Group, touched down at around 8.15am on Sunday, with the boxes of gloves then passed to NHS supplier Crest Medical, based in Warrington, which commissioned the delivery.

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