Coronavirus Update: death toll rises to 7,097 as number of cases passes 60,000

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Coronavirus Update: death toll rises to 7,097 as number of cases passes 60,000
Coronavirus Update: death toll rises to 7,097 as number of cases passes 60,000

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by almost 1,000 in just 24 hours during the deadliest day yet.

England has recorded the most deaths (6,483), followed by Scotland (366), Wales (245) and Northern Ireland (78), with the combined total now standing at 7,097.

Of the 828 new deaths in England, the youngest victim was just 22, the oldest was 103, and 46 of the patients had no known underlying health conditions.

Coronavirus testing: 14,000 tested, far short of government’s end of month target

Downing Street has said the most recent figures show 14,006 coronavirus tests were carried out on Tuesday in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Government has set a daily target of 100,000 tests to be achieved by the end of April.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the total number of tests conducted at drive-through sites for NHS staff has now reached 9,069.

In all, more than 20,000 NHS staff and their family members have been tested for the disease.

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