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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (6.13.2021, 3:01pm CEST, WHO):   U.S. 12,354    India 80,834    Brazil 85,149    France 3,604    Turkey 6,076    Russia 14,723    The United Kingdom 7,550    Italy 1,722    Argentina 26,934    Germany 1,489    Columbia 29,570    Iran 7,444    Mexico 3,282    Peru 2,799    Indonesia 7,465    South Africa 9,319    The Netherlands 1,265    Chile 7,573    Canada 1,442    Philippines 8,027    Iraq 3,831    Pakistan 1,194    Bangladesh 1,637    Japan 1,982    Malaysia 5,793    Nepal 2,382    United Arab Emirates 2,123    Saudi Arabia 1,077    Bolivia 3,244    Paraguay 2,698    Tunisia 2,228    Costa Rica 1,852    Uruguay 3,457    Kuwait 1,437    Dominican Republic 1,149    Honduras 1,400    Sri Lanka 2,354    Thailand 2,804    Cuba 1,372    Zambia 2,358    Afghanistan 1,121    Mongolia 1,792    Namibia 1,399    Uganda 1,735    China 288    Singapore 18    New Zealand 6    Australia 8    South Korea 452   

UK reports record 708 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Christian Fernsby |
British health authorities announced on Saturday that the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose by 708 over the last 24 hours, the record rise so far.

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Topics: CORONAVIRUS    UK   

The Department of Health announced: “As of 9am 4 April, a total of 183,190 people have been tested of which 41,903 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 3 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 4,313 have sadly died.”

The figures came as government, health, and police authorities instructed Brits to remain at home, and respect the lockdown as the weather warms this weekend.

The government also announced that up to 4,000 prisoners in England and Wales would be temporarily released from prison in efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

A five-year-old child has died, becoming the youngest victim in the country after testing positive for coronavirus, England's National Health Service (NHS) said.

The child is among 637 people who tested positive for COVID-19, and died in England. The total number of victims in the country's hospitals is currently 3,939, the NHS England added.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the ruling center-right Conservative Party wrote a letter to opposition leaders saying: “As party leaders, we have a duty to work together at this moment of national emergency. Therefore, I would like to invite all leaders of opposition parties in Parliament to a briefing with myself, the chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser next week. I want to listen to your views and update you on the measures we have taken so far.”

Earlier in the day, Sir Keir Starmer won the leadership election for the main opposition, the center-left Labour Party, announcing that he "will engage constructively with the government."

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