A member of the ambulance companies assists in shifting a affected person from an ambulance to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on March 31, 2020, because the nation is below lockdown as a result of novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Tolga AKMEN / AFP.
Britain reported 563 day by day coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the primary time the nationwide toll has exceeded 500, bringing the whole fatalities to 2,352, in accordance with official figures.
“As of 5pm (1600 GMT) on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 have sadly died,” the well being ministry mentioned on its official Twitter web page.
Some 29,474 individuals have now examined optimistic, a rise of four,324 over the day before today, it added.
Britain locked down final week in an try to fight the virus, however Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself has examined optimistic, warned that it could “get worse before it gets better”.
The virus has additionally hit the royal household, with Prince Charles solely popping out of isolation on Tuesday after displaying delicate signs of the illness.
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On Wednesday he launched a video message praising the “remarkable” state-run Nationwide Well being Service. “None of us can say when this will end, but end it will,” he mentioned.
“Until it does, let us all try and live with hope and, with faith in ourselves and each other, look forward to better times to come.”