Latest coronavirus death toll as 19 more die

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Latest coronavirus death toll as 72 more die in hospitals

The coronavirus death toll for hospitals in England now stands at 28,672, according to the latest figures.

Another 19 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 in English hospitals, had died as of most recent statistics released on Monday, June 29.

One death in the Midlands was recorded within this latest daily death toll.

Patients were aged between 60 and 96 years old and all patients had known underlying health conditions. 

Their families have been informed, NHS England said.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

East of England              2

London                            2

Midlands                         1

North East & Yorkshire   4

North West                      3

South East                      5

South West                      2

TOTAL                            19

The latest death toll comes after warnings Britain could be facing a second wave of the deadly virus this winter.

Two of the government’s top scientific advisors yesterday (Sunday, June 28) warned that a second wave could arrive later in 2020.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, has said a “true second wave will come in the winter months, in October, November.”

He warned the next three months are “absolutely critical” to prevent the “national catastrophe” that has killed more than 50,000 people, repeating itself.

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Former Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport, who is also a SAGE member, warned there is a “significant risk” of a spike in infections this winter.

He suggested cold and damp conditions might help the virus thrive, just when the NHS is under more pressure from other diseases.

Boris Johnson has said there could be local lockdowns if the virus spikes – with health officials already closely monitoring an outbreak in Leicester.

And he has insisted he will not hesitate to pull up the “handbrake” if people ignore the ongoing ban on gatherings of more than six people outside.

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