- An unprecedented 563 people have died in the UK in 24 hours
- With this, the country's coronavirus death toll soared by 1,124 in just 3 days
- 29,474 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK
The UK has recorded 563 unprecedented coronavirus deaths today, April 1. This makes it the worst day so far in the devastating COVID-19 crisis.
According to Daily Mail, the increase takes the country's total death toll to 2,352.
The newspaper reports that today's surge is 48 percent larger than yesterday's increase of 381 fatalities.
Going further, the news outlet reports that 29,474 people have now tested positive for COVID-19.
It added that the UK is the fifth hardest-hit nation in Europe and eighth in the world.
Wales today recorded 29 deaths while 16 were recorded in Scotland. Two in Northern Ireland, while 486 victims were declared in England and 11, remain unaccounted for.
The youngest patient announced today was a 13-year-while the oldest patient was 99 years old.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the commissioner for health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the state government has evacuated an American citizen who earlier tested positive for coronavirus.
On his official Twitter page on Wednesday, April 1, Abayomi said that the individual has been sent back to the United States (US) after fully recovering from the disease.
The commissioner said that this brings the number of discharged patients in the state to eight with 82 cases recorded.
Legit.ng also reported that the Nigerian government had announced another casualty from Coronavirus (COVID-19), officially bringing the number of the death toll to two.
The minister of health, Osagie Ohanire, made this known during the presidential task force briefing on Monday, March 30, in Abuja.
The minister said that three people have been discharged after fully recovering from the pandemic. He, however, revealed that another casualty was recorded after the patient was severely hit by the virus.
“Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment. But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.
“We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection,” the minister said.
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