The number of people that died from coronavirus Covid-19 in the UK has jumped by more than 100 to 578 in the biggest daily increase to date.
A total of 578 who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK have died as of 5pm on Wednesday – an increase of 113 in 24 hours.
While in Ireland the coronavirus death toll more than doubled to 19 on Thursday, after ten more deaths were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team.
The biggest daily increase in Covid-19 deaths came on the same day Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced self-employed people will have 80% of their average earnings paid for by the government.
The chancellor says 95% of all self-employed workers will be covered by the scheme, which is expected to be “up and running” by the beginning of June.
March 26, 2020:
Coronavirus Total Deaths: 24,053
Deaths by Regions:
Hubei China 3,169
United Kingdom 578
New York City – USA 365
(more other countries also have deaths)
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March 27 Boris Johnson, U.K. Prime Minister, Has the Coronavirus – nytimes.com
March 27 Millions to need food aid in days as virus exposes UK supply – theguardian.com
March 26 Coronavirus: UK deaths rise by more than 100 in a day – bbc.com
March 27 Coronavirus UK lockdown causes big drop in air pollution – theguardian.com
March 27 U.K. Virus Aid Package Beats Financial Crisis Stimulus – bloomberg.com
March 27 Firefighters and retired emergency staff to help tackle coronavirus in UK – theguardian.com
March 27 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus; the U.S. now leads the world in confirmed cases – washingtonpost.com
March 27 Coronavirus: Essex GP with ‘textbook symptoms’ dies – bbc.com
March 27 The UK housing market is grinding to a halt because of the coronavirus – cnn.com
March 26 UK coronavirus home testing to be made available to millions – theguardian.com
March 26, 2020 Coronavirus horror: Potential of young person spreading virus unknowingly ‘CATASTROPHIC’ – express.co.uk
March 24, 2020 Oxford Model: Coronavirus May Have Already Infected Half of U.K. Population – nymag.com
March 26, 2020 Warning over rise in UK domestic abuse cases linked to coronavirus – theguardian.com
March 27, 2020 Students try to flee UK by chartered plane for ‘safer’ China – theguardian.com
March 27, 2020 How long will the UK coronavirus lockdown last? – telegraph.co.uk