UK coronavirus victim dies aged 45 as death toll hits 71

The UK coronavirus death toll has hit 71 as the Britains youngest victim dies aged 45 from the virus.

All those who died are believed to of had underlying health conditions.

The Department of Health confirmed the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 1,950 today, an increase of 407 infections in just 24 hours.

UK’s chief scientific advisor said this afternoon that 20,000 Brits dying from coronavirus would be a ‘good outcome’ in such terrible circumstances.

Sir Patrick Vallance told MPs this ‘best case scenario’ was based on drastic social distancing measures recently introduced in the UK.

Brits now face 12-18 months waiting for a vaccine to be developed.

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