COVID-19: UK death toll continues to surge

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  • The death toll in the United Kingdom continues to surge, with almost a thousand deaths in the past 24 hours.
    More than 60,000 people have been infected across the country, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
    He remains in intensive care, but his condition is said to be improving.
    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.

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