Coronavirus updates UK: cases, deaths, real-time map - 17 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 Friday 17 April.
Confirmed UK coronavirus cases
Worldwide real-time coronavirus map
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Worldwide coronavirus cases
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 2,182,023 while 145,513 people have died from Covid-19 and 547,092 have recovered from the disease.
News in the UK
Britain's Treasury is expected to unveil a sweeping rescue package for start-up businesses within days, the Telegraph has reported. Ministers are rushing ahead with a bailout plan for loss-making companies whose funding pools have dried up, the report added, citing sources in the technology industry.
The aim of the package would be to keep venture capitalists investing in start-ups amid signs of dwindling support as the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a massive recession.
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