UK announces another 134 coronavirus deaths, bringing Britain’s official toll at 34,770
Britain today announced 134 coronavirus deaths, bringing the official number of British casualties to nearly 35,000.
Ministry of Health leaders have not yet revealed the final toll, which is likely to be higher. The provisional count is calculated by adding up the individual counts of each of the home nations.
NHS England registered 122 hospital deaths today. Elsewhere in the UK, Scotland only announced two deaths, while Wales had four and Northern Ireland six.
Officials declared 170 new deaths yesterday, the lowest since March 24 – the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the shutdown.
Songs released on Sunday are usually smaller due to a delay in processing over the weekend. And the NHS warned that the reporting system used by hospital representatives did not work for a certain period on Saturday.
In other developments of today’s British coronavirus crisis:
- Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary launched a ferocious attack on the government’s plans for 14-day quarantine on arrival in the UK;
- Thousands more people have returned to work as the capacity of the transport network increases to help social distance;
- People must isolate themselves if they lose their taste or smell, because it is now an official symptom of coronavirus, the government announced;
- Unions were asked to work with ministers to reopen schools, fearing that poor children learn less at home every day than their wealthy counterparts.
The UK today announced more deaths from the coronavirus
Figures show that Italy’s peak occurred on March 27, with nearly 15,000 fatalities that week. Analysis found that the total number of deaths was 103 percent higher than the average for the same week in previous years. Data also indicated that England peaked two weeks later, which was echoed during the early outbreak with claims that Britain was 14 days behind Italy. It showed that there were nearly 20,000 deaths in the week ending April 10, a 109 percent jump from the same week in the years before. The figures were last available from the national statistical authorities of each country
This graph shows the death rates of ten European countries as calculated by the EU-supported EuroMOMO monitoring project, with England at a clear lead. The numbers are for week 16, which ended on April 19