January 24, 2021

Coronavirus: UK deaths rise by more than 100 in a day

The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time.

The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases.

The latest figures came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an aid programme to help the self-employed.

People across the UK have taken part in a national applause of thanks for NHS workers and carers helping in the fight against coronavirus.

The Queen said the UK was “enormously thankful” for the commitment of all those working in science, health and the emergency and public services.

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