Coronavirus

Coronavirus: UK cases rise by more than 2,000 in 24 hours

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a range of financial support mechanisms for business and the self-employed on Thursday.

Coronavirus: UK cases rise by more than 2,000 to 11,658
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Confirmed UK coronavirus cases

As of 01:00 CET (00:00 GMT) there had been 11,658 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, an increase of 2,129 over the previous 24 hours, with 578 deaths in total, 115 of those being confirmed on March 26. A total of 135 individuals have officially recovered from the disease.

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Worldwide coronavirus cases

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide stands at 531,615 at the above time. In total 24,065 people have died from Covid-19, while 123,391 have recovered following contracting the disease.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeated his thanks to the hundreds of thousands of front line volunteers that have come forward to help in the crisis. There was also a strong message from Downing Street that they are putting everything into getting 'correct' testing ramped up as quickly as possible.

On Thursday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a range of financial support mechanisms for the self-employed in the UK.

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