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Coronavirus updates: UK cases and deaths, real-time map, 16 April

Updates on the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients, both in the United Kingdom and across the world on Thursday 16 April.

Coronavirus updates: UK cases and deaths, real-time map, 16 April
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Confirmed UK coronavirus cases

As of 02:00 BST (03:00 CEST) on Thursday 16 April there had been 99,489 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, with 12,894 deaths in total. Official sources are not currently giving a tally of recovered patients.

Worldwide real-time coronavirus map

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Sterling slips from month high

The pound slipped on Wednesday, falling back from its monthly highs against the dollar and euro, after a dire global economic forecast from the International Monetary Fund diminished risk appetite broadly, boosting the dollar.

The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the IMF said.

Sin titulo(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2020 British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow airport in London on April 2, 2020. - Heathrow Airport, the UK's largest airport and one of the world's major air transport hubs, will close one of its two runways and suspend passenger operations in two terminals in the face of falling traffic in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Heathrow forecasts 90% drop in April

Heathrow Airport, traditionally the busiest in Europe, forecast that passenger numbers would plunge by over 90% in April, as coronavirus restrictions stop most people from travelling.

The remaining 10%, or around 680,000 people, still using Heathrow this month will be either Britons returning home after being stuck abroad or foreign citizens repatriating, as well as medical experts travelling to help with the crisis.

Heathrow also said on Tuesday its passenger numbers were down 52% in March compared with the same month last year, as the 6.5 million who went on holiday or traveled for work last March shrunk to 3.1 million this year.

Worldwide coronavirus cases

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 2,060,927 while 134,354 people have died from Covid-19 and 511,356 have recovered from the disease.

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