Deaths from Coronavirus in UK Hospitals Soar by 256 hours before Boris Johnson’s Speech

Deaths from Coronavirus in UK Hospitals have risen by 256 just hours before Boris Johnson is about to make an announcement a possible national lockdown.

The NHS in England has reported 208 more coronavirus cases, Wales 13, Scotland 24 and Northern Ireland 11. This comes just hours before Boris Johnson is preparing to address the nation over possible plans for a national lockdown. It is understood the PM has been made aware of the new figures- whether that will affect his decision on a national lockdown is not yet known.

New Cases

The Scottish Health Ministry confirmed that another 24 people have died from Covid-19, taking the total to 2,843. Another 1,101 new cases were also reported, and, as of Friday, 1,149 people were in hospitals in Scotland with coronavirus. Wales reported 13 further deaths from coronavirus, taking the death toll to 1,872.

Another 1,301 new cases were also recorded, meaning a total of 50,872 people have been infected with the virus in Wales. Northern Ireland’s death toll rose by 11 on Saturday taking the total number of fatalities to 708.

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