UK records 917 new coronavirus deaths, death toll nears 10,000
London — The UK has recorded 917 new coronavirus deaths – including an 11-year-old.
The Department of Health figures take the total of UK deaths to 9,875 – meaning they are likely to top 10,000 on Easter Sunday.
NHS England said an 11-year-old had become one of the UK’s youngest victims of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The figures are accurate as of 5pm on Friday.
A total of 823 new cases were in England – with NHS England saying victims there were aged between 11 and 102.
Some 33 of the victims in England had no known underlying health condition – they were aged between 29 and 94, Sky News writes.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Some 1.7 million cases and 100,000 deaths have been confirmed globally. Similarly the World Health Organization has warned of a “deadly resurgence” in infections if restrictions are lifted too early.