Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 20,000 after another 813 people die

Personel walk outside the NHS Nightingale field hospital in London (Picture: Getty)

The UK has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus deaths after another 813 people died in hospitals.

The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed as of 5pm on Friday, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for COVID-19, 20,319 have died.

On 17 March, the government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance said that keeping the death toll below 20,000 would be a “good outcome in terms of where we would hope to get”.

Britain has the fifth-highest official coronavirus death toll in the world, after the United States, Italy, Spain and France.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.