LONDON: The dying toll within the UK from coronavirus has climbed as much as 2,118 with 209 new deaths previously 24 hours, based on figures launched by well being officers on Sunday.
The figures got here as a chief scientific adviser has warned that full lockdown might be in place till June.
Professor Neil Ferguson, the federal government’s main epidemiology adviser, mentioned the UK public must stay of their properties for practically three months because the illness is contributing to rising numbers within the nation.
“We’re going to should preserve these measures [the full lockdown] in place, for my part, for a big time period – in all probability till the top of May, possibly even early June. Might is optimistic,” Ferguson informed The Sunday Times.
He mentioned that even when the lockdown is lifted, individuals would nonetheless have to abide by social distancing measures for months to return.
The Division of Well being and Social Care mentioned 19,522 individuals have now examined constructive for COVID-19 within the UK, which incorporates England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.
127,737 individuals have been examined to this point, based on the official figures.
Prince Charles, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Well being Minister Matt Hancock are amongst those that examined constructive.
The virus that emerged in Wuhan, China, final December has unfold to a minimum of 177 nations and territories.
Based on Johns Hopkins College’s Coronavirus Useful resource Heart, greater than 681,700 instances of COVID-19 have been confirmed worldwide, with over 31,800 deaths and greater than 145,600 recoveries.