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Coronavirus: England’s hospital death toll rises by 28

Brings total number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths reported in hospitals to 30,166, NHS England says A further 28 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England. The deaths bring the total number of confirmed Covid-19 fatalities reported in hospitals to 30,166, NHS England said. Patients were aged between 69 and 94 years old. All had underlying ...

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Boris Johnson warns of ‘bumpy’ months ahead in fight against Covid-19

Boris Johnson said he is working flat-out to make Christmas as normal as possible, but he warned of a “tough winter” in the battle against coronavirus. The prime minister said there will be “bumpy” months ahead, though he hopes the situation will be “radically different” by spring. He said people should behave “fearlessly” but with common sense as the UK ...

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England records 51 coronavirus deaths in hospitals

Britain today recorded another 51 hospital deaths as the number of fatalities inside wards more than doubled in a week, preliminary figures show. Of these, 41 new deaths were reported in England, with a further four fatalities in Scotland, five in Wales and one in Northern Ireland. Close to half of England’s hospital deaths were in the North West, where ...

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Covid: 6,968 new coronavirus cases in the UK

A further 6,968 people have tested positive for coronavirus  across the UK, government statistics have revealed. It is the third highest number of cases on record, displacing Thursday’s figure of 6,914. Cases remains stubbornly high across the country, with the other two highest number of cases taking place on Tuesday (7,143 cases) and Wednesday (7,108 cases). It takes the total ...

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Covid: 7,108 daily cases confirmed – UK’s second highest number on record

The UK has recorded 7,108 daily cases of coronavirus – the second highest number of positive cases since the pandemic began. Wednesday’s figure falls just 35 cases short of Tuesday’s record high of 7,143 cases. It means more than 7,000 cases have been recorded for two consecutive days, which takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 453,264. Experts ...

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UK vaccine to be available to Bangladesh, no clinical trial here: Dickson

UK with Bangladesh to help address climate, Rohingya challenges, he says. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said the Oxford vaccine would be available to Bangladesh once it is produced and ready for use. He, however, said there will be no clinical trial of the British vaccine in Bangladesh. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in his ...

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UK Covid cases rise by 7,143 – highest figure since outbreak began

The UK has recorded a further 7,143 coronavirus cases – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began. It takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK to 446,156. Experts have warned the daily record figure could be misleading as it is unclear how many people were infected during the first wave due to a lack of ...

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Covid: About 40 universities report coronavirus cases

About 40 universities around the UK have had reports of coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating as the new term begins. The University of Aberystwyth is the latest to suspend face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19. But the prime minister’s spokesman said students would be able to go home for the Christmas break. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said ensuring ...

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UK records 4,044 new cases of Covid as death toll rises by 13

A further 4,044 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, taking thetotal number of positive cases to 439,013. The number of people who had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 increased by 13 on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths linked to coronavirus to 42,001. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics ...

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