Coronavirus – record UK deaths approach levels seen in Italy and Spain

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Published on April 9, 2020 by

The UK has recorded its highest daily number of deaths from coronavirus. 938 more people died in hospital with the virus in the last 24 hours, close to the worst levels seen in Italy and Spain. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson was said to be “improving” as he prepared to spend a third night in intensive care. Downing Street said he was “sitting up in bed and engaging positively” with staff at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Meanwhile scientists have questioned whether the government can meet its target of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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