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The BBC News in the UK reported on a huge jump in the number of coronavirus deaths in the UK, as the number for Friday 27 March leapt up 260 more than the previous daily total, to 1,019 from 759 the day before.
A total of 1,019 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday, the Department of Health has said, up from 759 the day before.BBC News
Friday saw the number of deaths in Britain jump a huge amount – on a day on which the Prime Minister himself, and the UK’s Health Secretary both tested positive for the deadly virus.
Arguably, Friday 27 March 2020, was the day it became clear the UK had lost control of the novel coronavirus – though, in truth, this was always the likely consequence of their initial inactivity. A failure to heed the lessons coming to them from China, Italy and Spain – all of whom demonstrated that an aggressive, early response, was needed to prevent death on a large scale – has lead to a similar disastrous outcome as an appalled public are seeing in Italy and Spain.
It is a dark time for the United Kingdom, as their Prime Minister mulls the situation isolated in a flat above 10 Downing Street.
Certainly, the world watched his Government dilly-dally — and British people will die as a result.
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