By writer to www.thesun.co.uk
CORONAVIRUS is linked to multiple in 5 deaths in England and Wales, new figures present.
The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) stated there have been 3,475 instances the place Covid-19 was cited on the demise certificates within the week ending April 3.
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The figures present 21 per cent of all deaths in England and Wales as much as that date – 6,235 – have been brought on by the killer bug.
Within the week as much as April 3, the overall quantity of people that handed away – together with non-Covid-19 fatalities – was greater than 16,387, a brand new report excessive.
That grim determine is 6,000 greater than regular at the moment of the yr when deaths are inclined to fall as a result of there’s much less flu than within the winter.
Among the many newest deaths is a 65-year-old nurse who contracted the illness whereas treating sufferers with only a paper masks, plastic gloves and a pinny.
No less than 40 frontline NHS workers have died so removed from Covid-19 within the UK.
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One other sufferer is nursery worker Katie Horne, 21, who died after catching coronavirus as she waited for a liver transplant.
Katie, from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, was admitted to hospital round 4 weeks in the past with a extreme liver situation earlier than testing constructive for the lethal virus.
In the present day, it emerged that “great” nurse Leilana Medel grew to become the most recent healthcare employee to die from coronavirus – aged simply 41.
Pals of the nurse, who lived in Bridgend, South Wales, stated her husband, Johnny Medel Jr, had additionally examined constructive for Covid-19 and was preventing the virus in intensive care.
Earlier this month, Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, a advisor geriatrician, died from coronavirus aged 75 at Kingston Hospital having been cared for within the hospital’s intensive care unit.
NHS figures additionally reveal England’s deadliest day was on April eight when 750 individuals misplaced their lives in hospital in 24 hours.
Deaths in London from coronavirus have now handed 3,000 – practically treble the quantity in comparison with this time final week.
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In Scotland today, a further 40 people have died – bringing the total death toll there to 615 – while Wales has suffered a further 19 deaths – with their total now at 403.
And in Northern Ireland, ten more people have died – bringing to total death toll to 134.
There were 12,107 tests carried out as of 9am this morning – less than yesterday’s number of 14,506.
If the trend of deaths outside hospital continues, the real UK death toll today could be more than 13,000.
— to www.thesun.co.uk