UK coronavirus death toll rises to 36,793

UK coronavirus death toll rises to  36,793

The Prime Minister today announced there had been 36,793 fatalities across the UK, with 259,559 infections overall as an additional 2,409 cases were recorded.

The UK COVID-19 death toll today rose by 118 in the lowest rise of any day since lockdown began.

Speaking at the Downing Street press conference today, Boris Johnson said each death was a “tragedy”.

He said: “We are beating this thing but we will beat it all the faster if we keep alert.”

Mr Johnson confirmed he is preparing to loosen the lockdown further on June.

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