Death toll nears 35,000 as 160 more deaths across the UK


The death toll from coronavirus is almost 35,000 while an additional 160 people have died across the UK today.

The Department of Health said 34,796 people had died in hospitals, nursing homes and the wider community after testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The news comes on the day that many Britons begin to return to work as the lockdowns loosen, and days after authorities say that the crucial rate of infection with the “R” virus may have increased in the during last week.

Earlier Monday, the NHS added a loss of smell and taste to the official list of symptoms for coronavirus on Monday.

Anyone with any of the symptoms should be isolated for seven days, and their family should stay indoors for 14 days, according to new NHS guidelines.

Speaking at the daily Downing Street press conference, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said that while the nation waits for a possible vaccine, “we will have to learn to live with this virus for a long time.”

Meanwhile, the director of the World Health Organization urged clinicians around the world to be “on the alert” for a condition comparable to Kawasaki disease.

The fatal inflammatory syndrome associated with Covid-19 has affected more than 200 children in Europe.

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