Over 100,000 Covid-19 Related Deaths Recorded In The UK
On 11 November 2020, there were 50,000 deaths reported meaning that it has taken the country 76 days for the figure to double.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement: "My thoughts are with each and every person who has lost a loved one - behind these heart-breaking figures are friends, families and neighbours.
"I know how hard the last year has been, but I also know how strong the British public's determination is and how much we have all pulled together to get through this.
"We're undertaking a huge national effort to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in our society, with over 6.5 million jabs across the UK to date, and thanks to the brilliance of our scientists and clinicians we know more today about this terrible new virus and how to beat it.
"The vaccine offers the way out, but we cannot let up now and we sadly still face a tough period ahead.
"The virus is still spreading and we're seeing over 3,500 people per day being admitted into hospital.
"The single most important thing we must all do now is stay at home to save lives and protect our NHS."
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In addition to the number of deaths recorded, the amount of people testing positive of the deadly virus has passed 3.5 million.
On Tuesday (26 January), a further 20,089 people were found to have coronavirus which took the number to 3,689,746.
Now, a number of top doctors have claimed that the pandemic could have been avoided, had China told the world earlier.
The claims were made in the coronavirus documentary, Outbreak: The Virus That Shook the World, which aired on ITV on 19 January.
Infectious diseases specialist Dr Yi-Chun Lo, the Deputy Director-General of Centres for Disease Control in Taiwan, said: "The very early outbreak management was just a mess, a failure.
"I think the pandemic could have been avoided at the beginning if China was transparent about the outbreak and was quick to provide necessary information to the world."
According to the people featuring on the programme, China was aware of the virus a long time before it was revealed to the world.
The documentary features undercover footage of medical professionals who witnessed some of the first cases of the virus, which was filmed secretly by a citizen journalist.
In the footage, they say they were in no doubt about just how dangerous the virus was, but were forced to remain quiet about their concerns.
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