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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives the government’s daily Covid-19 update as alarming new figures are published.

    One in three deaths in UK are now linked to coronavirus, and care home fatalities have risen five-fold in a week, official figures show.

    The figures from the Office for National Statistics for the week ending April 10 show over half of deaths in London were linked to Covid-19, along with 37 per cent of deaths in the West Midlands.

    Across the country, 34 per cent of deaths were linked to coronavirus – up from 21 per cent in a week.

    Mr Hancock appears alongside Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam.

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