The number of deaths from CORONAVIRUS increased to 31,587 after an additional 346 people lost their lives due to the fatal disease.
Positive cases also jumped to 215,260 from 211,364 as Britain prepares to be released from the lockdown.
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Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the latest figures from the daily briefing No10 today.
The number includes deaths both in hospitals and in the community – including nursing homes.
It is lower than yesterday when 626 people were killed by the disease, but the figure is lower this weekend due to a delay in reporting.
The government also revealed that the number of tests fell below the target of 100,000 for the seventh consecutive day – with 96,878 tests carried out.
Among the latest deaths, a six-week-old baby is said to be Britain’s youngest victim of coronavirus.
The tot, whose gender has not been revealed, is believed to have died on May 3.
A source said, “It is absolutely tragic. Unfortunately, they were not well at birth and never left the hospital. “
The baby was exactly six weeks old, which means he was born on March 23, the day before the lockup.
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NHS England has confirmed that 207 more people died at the hospital, bringing the total to 22,972.
The latest victims were between 37 and 100 years old, 19 of whom had no underlying health problems.
In Scotland today, deaths have increased by 36, bringing the total to 1,847.
Wales suffered nine other deaths – with a total of 1,099.
Northern Ireland has confirmed four other deaths, bringing the country’s total to 430.
Yesterday’s figure of 626 was lower than any increase posted on a Friday in the past six weeks as the curve began to flatten.
It was then that Boris Johnson begged the British to stay home as temperatures rose to 26 ° C on the hottest day of the year.
Sun seekers gathered in parks and beaches yesterday as mercury grew 24.3 ° C on Victory Day.
They were warned not to sunbathe in the parks over the weekend or new “small and small” freedoms could be arrested.
The PM will unveil its plan to get the UK out of the lockdown tomorrow – with the reopening of garden centers which should be among the measures.
Cooperated Britons will also be allowed to exercise freely under the relaxed rules.
And Environment Secretary George Eustice urged take-out stores to reopen, insisting that they were never required to close.
He revealed interviews with McDonald’s, KFC and Costa, adding: “A drive-through is done for social distancing. “
Housekeepers, traders and nannies are also expected to return to work next week, according to new government guidelines.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the Prime Minister would roll out the flexibilities one at a time, very carefully, starting Monday.
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But he said that the movement could be stopped and even reversed if the transmission rate R increased again.
Dowden also said that the British were not given the green light to abandon the foreclosure.
But he added, “People should be able to anticipate the weeks and months to come to know where we are going and the order in which we are doing it. “