While the British Prime Minister remained in Intensive Care in hospital, the UK’s deaths from hospital patients confirmed to have Covid-19 hit a record high for one day, with a figure of 938 such deaths across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
£750m to be split between small local charities, including hospices, and bigger organisations such as Oxfam and Age UK
Total number of deaths in UK hospitals from coronavirus rises to 7,097 – a record increase of 938 in a day
UK PM Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but is sitting up and engaging with clinical team, Mr Sunak saysBBC News YouTube Channel
Britain looks like it is still yet to hit a peak level in this crisis, despite being on full lockdown for more than two weeks.
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.
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- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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UK is the abbreviated form of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.