Coronavirus: “biggest threat in decades” as deaths rise and worse to come – BBC News

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There’s been another big rise in the number of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK – 563 in the last 24 hours. The government has said it’s the biggest threat to the country in decades and worse is to come. Most of the cases are in London but NHS England says the threat is everywhere and the growing number of hospital admissions in the Midlands is now a cause for concern. Nearly a million people have applied for universal credit benefits in the past fortnight – almost 10 times the usual number.  Meanwhile there’s been more criticism that the government hasn’t acted fast enough to increase testing for Coronavirus. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports by Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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