Covid19: UK death figures reach 1,228 with 209 more killed in last 24 hours

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The UK coronavirus death toll has reached 1,228 with 209 more killed by the virus in the past 24 hours.

On Saturday the figure was at 1,019 across the UK.

Sunday’s coronavirus death toll was up 17% on Saturday’s number – which was up 34% on Friday’s figures.

As of 9am today a total of 127,737 people have been tested, of which 19,522 were confirmed positive.

A further 10 people have died in Wales after testing positive for coronavirus bringing the total deaths there to 48, Public Health Wales said. These figures are included in the UK total.

The total for England is 1,125 with 190 in the past 24 hours. They were aged between 39 and 105, and all but four – aged between 57 and 87 – had underlying health conditions, the NHS said.

This weekend saw the deadliest weekend yet for Spain with 838 deaths in just 24 hours, putting the country’s total at 6,528.

The US now accounts for the highest number of coronavirus infections of any nation, recording more than 122,000 confirmed cases on Saturday.

The death toll in the country surged past 2,000, more than double the figure two days ago.

This morning Cabinet office minister Micheal Gove  said the Government is doing everything it can to observe official  coronavirus  guidance.

It comes after the prime minister and two Cabinet members entered self-isolation.

Mr Gove was asked whether the Government was sending out clear messages on social-distancing, on the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for the virus and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack developing mild symptoms.

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