UK Coronavirus deaths pass 21,000 after another 360 die – the lowest daily death toll in four weeks

Speaker 2: The government is working through our action plan and act it’s call the objective is to protect life and to protect the NHS both by slowing the spread of the virus said we flatten the curve.

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And by ensuring that the NHS always has more than enough capacity to provide critical care for those who need it according to the most recent figures that have been seven hundred nineteen thousand nine hundred and ten tests for coronavirus so far in the UK including thirty seven thousand and twenty full yesterday.

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Four hundred and fifty seven thousand one hundred and forty nine people have tested positive that’s an increase of four thousand three hundred and ten cases since yesterday.

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Fifteen thousand and fifty one people are currently in hospital recovering virus down from fifteen thousand two hundred and thirty nine yesterday and sadly of those hospitalized with the virus twenty one thousand and ninety two have now died that’s an increase of three hundred and sixty fatalities and we must never lose sight of the human cost of coronavirus and the pain and the grief that it courses and each death serves as a reminder that we must stand firm in our resolve.

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Sadly.

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These deaths figures include eighty two NHS colleagues and sixteen colleagues who work in social care.

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They dedicated their lives to caring for office and I feel a deep personal sense of duty that we must calf of that loved ones today I’m able to announce that the government is setting up a life insurance scheme for NHS and social care front line colleagues families all staff who die from corona virus in the course of their essential front line work will receive a sixty thousand pound payment.

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Of course nothing replaces the loss of a loved one.

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But we want what we want to do everything that we can.

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To support families who are dealing with this grief.

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And as a government we looking closely at other professions that work on the front line against corona virus who didn’t who also do not have access to such schemes to see why this may be required.

 

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