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Coronavirus claims 16 more UK lives pushing death toll to 71

The number of cases in the UK also rose 26 per cent in a single day, with 407 more people testing positive, making the current total 1,950.


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Coronavirus has now claimed 71 lives in the UK, it has been confirmed.

The number of cases in the UK also rose 26 per cent in a single day, with 407 more people testing positive, making the current total 1,950.

NHS England said it has now had 14 more deaths, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments reported one death each earlier this afternoon.

Earlier on Tuesday, the UK's chief scientific adviser has said it is a "reasonable ballpark" to assume around 55,000 people in the country has Covid-19.

Sir Patrick Vallance made the comment as he answered questions from a government health committee on Tuesday, and predicted that effects of recent measures imposed by the government would be seen in the coming weeks.

These measures could reduce the number of deaths to 20,000 from the 250,000 predicted in an earlier report by Imperial College London.

"That's a good outcome in terms of where we had hoped to get with this outbreak, he said.

"I mean, it's still horrible. It's still an enormous number of deaths and it's still enormous pressure on the health services."

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