COVID-19 : 861 excess deaths in the United Kingdom, more than 100 000 infections

COVID-19 : 861 morts supplémentaires au Royaume-Uni, plus de 100 000 contaminations

The deaths caused by the novel coronavirus resuming an upward trend in the Uk with 861 people dead at the hospital, according to balance sheet released on Thursday by the ministry of Health, at a time when the government is preparing to extend the containment.

The country has exactly 100 more deaths than the day before (761 dead, after several days of stabilization that were to be hoped that the peak of the epidemic was spent, bringing the total dead to 13 729.

The health authorities had warned of a possible rise in statistics due to the counting of late death during the long Easter weekend.

With 4618 additional people tested positive for the Covid-19 in 24 hours, the United Kingdom passed the milestone of 100 000 people infected by the disease (103 093 total).

This revival of the epidemic comes at a time when the british government was preparing Thursday evening to announce an extension of the containment decreed on 23 march for the fight against the spread of the virus, after a meeting of a crisis committee.

“I’m not going to prejudge the official decision will be taken, however, but we have been clear on the fact that it is too early for a change,” said Thursday morning the Health minister Matt Hancock to the BBC.

“Although the curve of the number of cases and the number of deaths to flatten, this has not yet begun to decline. And I believe that it is still much too high, ” he added, before the publication of these latest figures.

The United Kingdom is one of the countries in Europe most affected by the pandemic with almost 13 800 deaths in hospitals and concerns about the deaths in retirement homes, which are not recognized in the balance sheets daily of the authorities.

Thus, there are “27 dead checks” related to the virus among employees of the health service, the NHS, said Matt Hancock. Among the most tragic, a nurse of 28 years, pregnant, lost the life. Her baby was saved.

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