Coronavirus: UK death toll from Covid-19 passes 10,000


A NHS (National Health Service) worker is tested for Covid-19 by a soldier at a drive-through testing centre, in Manchester, northern England.

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A NHS (National Health Service) worker is tested for Covid-19 by a soldier at a drive-through testing centre, in Manchester, northern England.

Health officials say 657 more people in England have died from the new coronavirus, raising the total UK deaths to more than 10,000.

The National Health Service figure does not include deaths in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. A figure for the whole UK will be released later.

The 657 deaths come on top of the 9875 deaths of people with COVID-19 in British hospitals announced Saturday.

While the number of new cases and hospitalisations appears to have plateaued, deaths are still rising.

Virus death tolls in Italy and Spain have been on a downward slope, and there are growing fears that the UK will end up being the country with the most virus deaths in Europe.

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