After a number of days of declining total deaths, the NHS England reported that another 758 people had died – bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths in England to 5,655.
A statement said, “The patients were 23 to 102 years of age and 29 of 758 patients (23 to 99 years of age) had no known underlying health conditions.
The families of the deceased have been informed.
In the UK in total, there were an additional 854 deaths.
This brings the grim total of deaths to 6,236.
It was hoped that the decline in the number of deaths in recent days may suggest a flattening of the epidemic curve, but experts have constantly warned people not to read too much into the highly unpredictable data.
The news is dismal as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to face his own battle with coronaviruses in the hospital.
After being hospitalized at London’s St. Thomas’s Hospital for tests when his coronavirus symptoms did not subside, he was taken to an intensive care unit last night.
Downing Street announced today that Mr. Johnson had a comfortable night’s sleep and did not yet need a respirator to breathe.