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UK virus reproduction number unchanged overall, but growing in parts of England

The reproduction number of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom remains between 0.7 and 0.9, government scientists said on Friday, but has increased in parts of England after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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‘Chernobyl’ tops TV award list as BAFTA lines up live show

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will celebrate the best of television broadcast in the United Kingdom during 2019 in a live show at the end of July – though with stars and studio audience absent.

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UK records almost 62,000 excess deaths during pandemic: ONS official

Some 62,000 more people than usual have died in the United Kingdom during this year’s coronavirus pandemic according to the latest available data, an expert from the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday.

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UK experiences sunniest calendar month on record in May, Met Office says

Last month was the United Kingdom’s sunniest calendar month on record, the Met Office said on Monday, beating a previous record set in 1957.

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UK quarantine to go ahead but looking at ‘air bridges’, says PM Johnson’s spokesman

Britain still intends to go ahead with a COVID-19 quarantine later this month for those arriving in the United Kingdom but is looking at “air bridges” with certain countries, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Monday.

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UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 35,704

The death toll in the United Kingdom from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 35,704, an increase of 363 on the day, culture minister Oliver Dowden said at a daily briefing on Wednesday.

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UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises 160 to 34,796

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 160 to 34,796, the health department said on Twitter on Monday.

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 170, lowest increase since March

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 170 to 34,636, business minister Alok Sharma said on Sunday, the lowest increase in the official death toll since March 24.

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UK’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll rises to 34,466, up 468

A total of 34,466 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 468 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Saturday.

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UK COVID-19 reproduction rate rises to 0.7-1.0

The reproduction rate of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom is now somewhere between 0.7 and 1.0, government scientific advisers said on Friday, a slight rise on figures given last week.

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UK coronavirus death toll rises 384 to 33,998, government says

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive to COVID-19 rose by 384 to 33,998, Britain’s health ministry said on Friday.

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UK COVID-19 death toll rises by 428 to 33,614

The COVID-19 death toll in the United Kingdom rose by 428 to 33,614, health officials said on Thursday.

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UK’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll rises by 494 to 33,186

A total of 33,186 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 494 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 32,692, an increase of 627

A total of 32,692 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 627 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

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Senior UK medic confident ‘R’ contagion number below 1 across country

Britain’s deputy chief medical officer said on Saturday he was confident the coronavirus “R” number, a measure of the rate of contagion, was below 1 across the United Kingdom.

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UK to place all incoming travellers under 14-day quarantine – The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce on Sunday that all travellers coming to the United Kingdom will be quarantined for a fortnight, The Times reported

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Ramping up COVID-19 testing earlier would have helped the UK, top advisers say

Ramping up COVID-19 testing earlier would have helped the United Kingdom by allowing it to trace the contacts of those infected with the novel coronavirus, the government’s top scientific advisers told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

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Considering China’s actions over COVID-19 is for later, UK minister says

Considering China’s actions regarding the novel coronavirus crisis is something that the United Kingdom will look at later but the focus right now is dealing with the immediate impact of the outbreak, a British minister said on Saturday.

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 26,771

A total of 26,771 people have died of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, up by 674 in a 24-hour period, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday.

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UK says no children have died from syndrome linked to COVID-19

A rare inflammatory syndrome which researchers believe to be linked to COVID-19 is a concern although it has not led to any deaths of children in the United Kingdom so far, Britain’s health ministry said on Tuesday.

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UK hospital COVID-19 death toll rises by 413 to 20,732

A total of 20,732 people have died in hospitals across the United Kingdom after testing positive for the new coronavirus, up by 413 in 24 hours, farming and environment minister George Eustice said during a news conference on Sunday.

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UK coronavirus death toll in hospital rises to 20,319

The death toll from the new coronavirus in hospitals across the United Kingdom has risen to 20,319, an increase of 813 in 24 hours, the latest data from the health ministry showed on Saturday.

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Britain passes milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

The death toll from the new coronavirus in hospitals across the United Kingdom has risen above 20,000 after English hospitals recorded 711 deaths in 24 hours, taking the previous day’s UK death toll of 19,506 over the grim milestone.

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Britain nears grim milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

Close to 20,000 people have died in hospital in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the new coronavirus, data showed on Friday, as Britain approached a milestone it had hoped never to reach.

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UK coronavirus death toll in hospital rises to 19,506

The death toll from the new coronavirus in hospitals across the United Kingdom has risen to 19,506, an increase of 684 in 24 hours, the latest data from the health ministry showed on Friday.

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FT analysis sees UK coronavirus death toll at 41,000

The novel coronavirus outbreak has caused as many as 41,000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Financial Times analysis of statistics office data.

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UK death toll in hospitals from coronavirus rises by 763 to 18,100

The number of people who have died in hospitals in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the coronavirus has risen to 18,100, the health ministry said on Wednesday, an increase of 763 on the figures published 24 hours earlier.

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COVID hospitalisations starting to decline in London but not rest of UK

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has started to decline in London but not elsewhere in the United Kingdom, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Tuesday.

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UK was too slow on coronavirus and 40,000 could die, professor says

The British government was too slow to react on a number of fronts to the novel coronavirus outbreak that could cause the deaths of 40,000 people in the United Kingdom, a leading public health professor told lawmakers on Friday.

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UK was too slow to react to the coronavirus outbreak, professor says

The British government was too slow to react on a number of fronts to the novel coronavirus outbreak that could cause the deaths of 40,000 people in the United Kingdom, a leading public health professor said on Friday.