UK Suffers Worst Day After 953 People Die From CCP Virus

April 10, 2020 Updated: April 10, 2020

The United Kingdom on Friday reported its worst 24-hour death toll from the CCP virus, according to health officials.

The total figure is based on reporting from health agencies in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The most occurred in England, said the National Health Service (NHS), noting 866 deaths among people who tested positive for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus.

Among English deaths, the patients were between the ages of 27 and 100 years old. Only 56 of the 866 fatalities had no known underlying health issues, Sky News reported.

John Apter, national head of the Police Federation of England and Wales, stated that most people are following social distancing rules and laws.

A street cleaner is seen in front of Coronavirus messaging on Picadilly Circus in London, England, on April 8, 2020. (Peter Summers/Getty Images)

But there is a small number who are either “genuinely confused by the guidance or they’re completely oblivious to the dangers,” he said. “Policing is a tough job at the best of times but in some areas it’s making that difficult job even more difficult,” he added to Sky.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, has been counted among the many COVID-19 cases in the UK. He was rushed to a hospital’s intensive care unit earlier in the week.

So far, more than 65,000 cases of the CCP virus have been confirmed across the UK. Nearly 8,000 deaths have been reported so far.

“The prime minister is back on a ward and continuing his recovery, which is at an early stage. He continues to be in very good spirits,” said his spokesperson to The Guardian. “There will be just one daily update about his condition now he is out of intensive care.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the CCP virus in London, UK, on March 3, 2020. (Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters)

The spokesperson added: “The PM is just beginning his recovery and he will be taking advice from his medical team. The PM is enormously grateful for the care he is receiving from NHS staff. I am told that he was waving his thanks at all of the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was being moved from the intensive care unit to the ward.”

The NHS, meanwhile, warned people to not go outside amid favorable weather conditions on Easter Sunday.

“You may be tempted by good weather this Easter Weekend to go outside, but it is important to continue to follow government advice and stay at home to stop the spread of coronavirus,” it said.