Coronavirus cases in the UK reach 1,140 as death toll doubles to 21

Ten more people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus, with 1,140 cases now confirmed in the UK.

Professor Chris Whitty said the latest 10 individuals who died were in the ‘at risk groups’.  

Official figures have also confirmed the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the UK is 1,140. 

This is a rise of 342 from yesterday’s total.

The ten patients who died were all aged over 60 and were in “the at-risk groups”, said Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England.

They were being cared for by nine trusts including Buckinghamshire, Sandwell & West Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Barts, London, north Middlesex and Chester.

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