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Day: March 18, 2020

UK death toll rises by 32 to 104
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UK death toll rises by 32 to 104

    Thirty-two more people have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus taking the total number of UK deaths to 104. It follows the biggest daily leap in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK after 676 infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK now stands at 2,626. Ninety-nine patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in England have now died. The latest 32 patients to die were aged between 59 and 94 and had underlying health conditions, NHS England said. Nearly a third of the new deaths in England (10) were at hospitals in London - the worst-affected part of the UK. Earlier, the death of a third patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 in Scotland was confirmed. Two people with the virus have ...
Schools across UK to shut
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Schools across UK to shut

    Schools in England will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable. Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the measures would apply for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable. It comes after NHS England announced an increase of 32 deaths in England on Wednesday evening. The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK hit 2,626 earlier the biggest single day jump in cases since the outbreak began.