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Coronavirus Outbreak: 84 People More Die After Contracting Covid-19, Bringing UK Total To 422

By Jasmin Gray

Update: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak.

A further 84 people have died after contracting coronavirus, bringing the UK total to 422.

NHS England said a further 83 people had died in England, bringing the total number of deaths there to 386.

Patients were aged between 33 and 103 years old and all were in vulnerable groups including those with underlying conditions.

According to NHS England, 21 of the deaths were reported at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust in Harrow.

A further seven died at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, while four died at each of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

As of 9am on Tuesday, a total of 90,436 people have been tested, with 8,077 positive results, up from 6,650 at the same point on Monday.

UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK:

As of 9am on 24 March, a total of 90,436 have been tested:

82,359 negative.
8,077 positive.

As of 1pm, 422 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have sadly died.

The digital dashboard will be updated later today. pic.twitter.com/hSFYYLIzEU

— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) March 24, 2020

The first coronavirus death in the UK was announced on March 5.

The latest data came as the health secretary said home is now the “front line” in the fight against coronavirus.

Matt Hancock urged everyone to come together to reduce the number of people in the UK who will die from the spread of Covid-19.

But he issued a stark warning, saying stricter measures introduced by the prime Minister on Monday were not advice but rules that must be followed.

Hancock told MPs in the Commons: “The spread of coronavirus is rapidly accelerating across the world and in the UK.

“The actions we took yesterday are not actions that any UK government would want to take but they are absolutely necessary.

“Our instruction is simple: stay at home.”

His comments come as some trains on London’s Tube network were crowded again on Tuesday morning despite Boris Johnson placing the UK on a lockdown.

The prime minister ordered people only to leave their homes for “very limited purposes”, banned public gatherings of more than two people and ordered the closure of non-essential shops.

But police chiefs warned of phone lines being inundated with calls on Monday night with questions about what movements are still permitted, while MPs also called for answers.

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-death-toll-march-24_uk_5e79ea3bc5b63c3b649724f6