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Deaths in England rise to 128
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Deaths in England rise to 128

    The number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus in England has risen to 128. Earlier, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said three more people in Scotland had died after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the country's total number of deaths to six. She said the number doubled as she addressed MSPs in Holyrood, sending her condolences to those who had loved ones. The total number of people in Scotland who have contracted COVID-19 stands at 266 a rise of 39 in 24 hours. She said the figure was likely to be an underestimate of the true prevalence of the infection. The number of cases in Wales has also increased, with 24 new confirmed cases bringing its total to 170. The figures come after Northern Ireland recorded its first death on Thur...