Fewer than 20,000 coronavirus deaths in UK will be a ‘good result’, health official says | ITV News SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOt0Fydz6ec&list=PLEpCgrnIa3x79OI2TUrTrRKM8991rvMxY&index=4&t=0s : The latest coronavirus death figures show more than 1,000 people have died from the virus since it started spreading in the United Kingdom.
The announcement comes as an NHS boss said keeping UK coronavirus deaths below 20,000 would be “a good result”.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday afternoon, Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, said the NHS is working “incredibly hard” to limit the spread of the virus, but conceded: “The number of deaths that arise out of this epidemic in the UK, if it’s less than 20,000 as Sir Patrick Vallance said, that would be a good result, although every death… is absolutely a tragedy.
A further 260 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, all between the ages of 33 and 100 years old, NHS England has said.
All the patients, bar 13, had underlying health conditions.
Those who passed away that did not have pre-existing conditions were between the ages of 63 and 99 years of age, the organisation said in a statement on Saturday.
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