Wednesday 18 March 2020 2:11 AM UTC
LONDON March 18: A further 14 people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in England, bringing the UK’s total to 71. Earlier, it was revealed the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has reached 1,950 – up 407 in the past 24 hours and a rise of 26%.
As of 9am on Tuesday 50,442 people were tested for coronavirus in the UK and 48,492 tested negative.
The latest figures come after the government ramped up measures against the coronavirus pandemic following new predictions that the UK could otherwise have seen 250,000 deaths.
A new document published by the COVID-19 team at London’s Imperial College – which is advising the government on its coronavirus response – warns the current public health threat is the “most serious” from a respiratory virus since the Spanish Flu in 1918.
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