UK's Covid-19 death toll reaches 100,000 after record 1,564 more fatalities

Henrietta Brewer
January 14, 2021

There have now been nearly 85,000 deaths in Britain - the fifth highest figure globally - and 3.2 million have tested positive for COVID-19.

Another 47,525 new cases have been recorded, according to the government's coronavirus dashboard.

The total number of cases since the crisis began early previous year climbed to 3,211,576.

London had the most reported deaths at 202.

By the time Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a full lockdown on March 23, the UK's cumulative death toll had already passed 1,000.

Leatherhead - British authorities have had to set up temporary morgues in some areas after local hospital mortuaries ran out of space due to a surge in deaths caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Similar restrictions are also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where devolved administrations are in charge of health policies.

"We already have tough protect this country from new infections coming in from overseas".

It is fifth overall, behind the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. Across the United Kingdom, health service staff are under severe strain and the number of victims continues to rise.

"They are going exceptionally fast", he said, in reference to the vaccination programme. Thus far in this second wave, the peak for deaths is 847 on 7 January. But it might mean that the overall picture for mortality starts to improve towards the end of the month.

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