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UK Records Its Highest Number Of Daily Coronavirus-Related Deaths

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UK Records Its Highest Number Of Daily Coronavirus-Related Deaths

The UK has recorded its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths, with a total of 381 in a 24 hour period.

In today's update, the Department of Health and Social Care reported that 143,186 people have been tested now with 25,150 results returning positive.

As of 5pm yesterday (30 March) 1,789 people that had been hospitalised have sadly died.

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This is an additional 381 on yesterday's figures which revealed that as of 5pm on 29 March 1,409 people had passed away.

The death toll has risen by 381. Credit: PA
The death toll has risen by 381. Credit: PA

Yesterday, the UK government announced that all parts of the country is on 'emergency footing' during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Talking during today's briefing Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said it would be an 'unprecedented step' for Britain during peacetime and is unlike anything the Government has had to do since World War II.

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The emergency footing, a status usually reserved for when a nation is under a state of war, will aim to bring emergency services closer together.

He added: "This means that we are establishing strategic co-ordination centres across the whole country. Each centre is led by gold commanders.

"We are bringing together senior members of the emergency services, the police, fire and ambulance service, with local authorities and the NHS, to lead communities through this challenging period."

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The UK was put on a three-week lockdown last week. Credit: PA
The UK was put on a three-week lockdown last week. Credit: PA

He went on to say that members of the armed forces as well as 'some of the finest military planners in the world' were working with these groups across the country to come up with a 'local response' to covid-19.

"They will be using their expertise, judgement and leadership to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated and consistent response across the country," he continued.

Jenrick said the Government 'will not stop' to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to those who need it most.

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"We simply cannot and should not ask people to be on the front line without the right protective equipment," he added.

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Topics: UK News, News, Coronavirus, UK

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