As of Thursday afternoon, 383 deaths have been reported by the NHS England, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country to 22,432.
Of these, 58 occurred on May 6, 120 were confirmed on May 5, and another 29 were recorded on May 4.
The figures also revealed that 12 of the new deaths occurred on May 3, another 13 on May 2 and another four on May 1.
A total of 131 deaths occurred in April, while the remaining 16 died in March, the earliest on March 19.
NHS England has confirmed that the latest victims were between 28 and 100 years old, 41 of whom had no underlying medical condition.
In the Northeast, four deaths have been reported by County Durham and the Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, the highest in the region, while two other deaths have been reported by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Latest deaths in the Northeast by the NHS Trust
County Durham and Darlington – 4
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear – 0
Gateshead – 0
Northumbria – 0
South Tyneside and Sunderland – 1
Newcastle – 2
North Tees and Hartlepool – 0
South Tees – 0
Esk and Wear Vallées Tees – 0
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson said the government would be “cautious” when it comes to making it easier to block the coronavirus.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said Johnson said in cabinet Thursday that nothing would be done that would risk a second peak in the epidemic.
Before his statement on Sunday outlining the next steps in the government’s response, the Prime Minister warned that he would not hesitate to tighten the rules if necessary.
The spokesman said, “The Prime Minister has said that by examining whether there could be any easement in the existing guidelines, we are not going to do anything that risks a second spike.
“We will move forward with maximum caution to protect the NHS and save lives.
“We will be guided by science and data at every stage, and we will closely monitor the impact of any relaxation of social distancing measures and will not hesitate to tighten the rules if necessary. “