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UK Coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000

UK Coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000

Author: Rafi Benady | Monday 13th April 2020

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737 more people died of COVID-19 yesterday making us the fifth country to pass 10,000 deaths, as we join the US, France, Italy and Spain. We have a total of 10,612 deaths thus far.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock described yesterday as “a sombre day.”

He added: "The fact that over 10,000 people have now lost their lives to this invisible killer demonstrates just how serious this coronavirus is and why the national effort that everyone is engaged in is so important."

This comes on the same day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the NHS workers who cared for him when he was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit in St Thomas’ Hospital, London. There have been calls for the death toll to include all deaths, not just those in hospitals.