87 UK deaths linked to Covid-19 virus announced today - highest daily figure since start of pandemic

By Ben Fitzgerald - 24 March 2020


Covid-19 pandemic update:

The day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a lockdown on the UK, latest figures from the Department of Health indicate that the UK has suffered 84 more deaths linked to the virus, bringing the total to 422. The tragic figure represents the highest number of deaths in a single day in the UK since the start of the outbreak.

The patients were aged between 33 and 103 and were all in vulnerable groups, including those with underlying condtions.

As of 9am on Tuesday, a total of 90,436 people have been tested, with 8,077 positive results, up from 6,650 at the same point on Monday.

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