Coronavirus latest news: Deaths in UK rise by 917 as 11-year-old has died from the virus

A further 917 people have died from coronavirus in the UK in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 9,875, the Department for Health and Social Care has announced.

The latest deaths include an 11-year-old and a 102-year-old, both in England. The Government has also announced that 19 NHS workers have died so far.

The news came as Downing Street said the Prime Minister "continues to make good progress" in his recovery from Covid-19. 

Speaking at the daily government press briefing the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said the message from the Cabinet to the Boris Johnson is "that we want him to get better, and he needs the time and space to rest, recuperate and recover".

At the briefing Prof Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England, also warned that there is "no easy course through a global pandemic" and said the current crisis is the worst health emergency we've seen in a century.

Source: Telegraph UK

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