UK Covid deaths pass 100,000 with 1,631 new fatalities and 20,089 cases More 100,000 people have now died with COVID-19 in the UK – as Boris Johnson prepares to mark a bleak day in the battle against the deadly virus with a national address. A further 1,631 people have died in hospitals, meaning 100,162 have died in total – less than a year since the first coronavirus death was recovered here. A further 20,089 positive tests were recorded overnight – 40 per cent fewer than last Tuesday’s total. It comes after 22,195 more infections were reported yesterday in the lowest daily increase since mid-December. Read Also:Just In: Police raid a baby shower for breaking Covid rules Hospitalizations have also dropped 21 per cent on last Tuesday, although more than 3,500 people are still being admitted to hospitals every day. The Prime Minister will speak from Downing Street this evening after the tragic milestone was reached. Reacting to the toll today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “My thoughts are with each and every person who has lost a loved one – behind these heart-breaking figures are friends, families and neighbours. “I know how hard the last year has been, but I also know how strong the British public’s determination is and how much we have all pulled together to get through this.” And Dr Yvonne Doyle, Public Health England’s medical director, said: “This is a sobering moment in the pandemic. “These are not just numbers. Each death is a person who was someone’s family member and friend.” She urged Brits to continue to stay at home, adding: “This sacrifice will help slow the spread, protect the NHS and save lives.” The Office for National Statistics figures – which are collated more quickly than the Government’s – earlier revealed there have been 103,704 fatalities in England and Wales with Covid on the death certificate. The Department of Health’s figures differ as officials only register deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test. In England, a further 875 people have died in hospitals. Patients were aged between 33 and 101 years old, and 21 – aged between 52 and 93 – had no known underlying health conditions. A further 752 cases and four deaths were reported in Scotland, and 570 new infections and eight deaths were recorded in Wales. http://nationalsportslink.com.ng COVID-19FatalitiesUK 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappEmail Related Posts 187 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, March... Just In: Screaming to be banned on roller coasters at Disneyland 371 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, March... Breaking: Lai Mohammed, other PTF members take the COVID19 vaccine on Live... 269 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday, March... Just In: 371 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on... AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine certified safe by NAFDAC Nigeria begins COVID19 vaccination as health workers take their first shots in... EU block Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia as shortages row escalates Breaking: Prince Philip, 99, has successful heart operation Leave a Comment Cancel Reply * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.