Coronavirus Updates: UK deaths hit 21,092

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Coronavirus Updates: UK deaths hit 21,092
Coronavirus Updates: UK deaths hit 21,092

A total of 21,092 patients had died in hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday, Matt Hancock said.

This is an increase of 360 from 20,732 the day before.

– A total of 324 prisoners have tested positive for coronavirus in 71 prisons as of 5pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Justice said.

Some 296 prison staff have also contracted the virus in 59 prisons as well as 11 prisoner escort and custody services staff.

– Hancock on border quarantine measures for international arrivals

The Health Secretary said quarantine measures for new arrivals will become more important when infection levels are low in the UK.

Mr Hancock said: “Given the current level of infections, level of new cases in the UK, and the very low amounts of international travel that’s going on right now, it is clear that the impact on the epidemic as a whole of the number of people coming through the borders as a proportion is very low.

“But as we bring the number of new cases down in the UK, that proportion coming from those who are travelling internationally will rise.

“That means the judgment in the measures needed at the border changes.”

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