UK COVID Death Toll Passes 100,000

Prime Minister: "I am deeply sorry"

UK COVID Death Toll Passes 100,000

More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I think on this day I should just really repeat that I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost.”

As I was Prime Minister I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done.”

The government is expected to approve plans to force some travellers arriving to the UK to quarantine in hotels to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants.

A total of 100,162 deaths have been recorded in the UK. 

It is the first European nation to pass the tragic landmark however is the fifth global country to pass.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “We can see a world in which coronavirus may be more treatable, but for now, it’s a combination of reducing infections and getting vaccinations done.”

He also added he expects more treatment to develop over the next six to 18 months to help people who contract the virus. 

A further 20,089 coronavirus cases were recorded on Tuesday but recent statistics show a trend of decreasing figures. 

The UK joined USA, Mexico, Brazil and India who are the only countries to have a six figure death toll.

Across the world there has now been over 100 million recorded cases of coronavirus.

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