Coronavirus kills 11 year-old boy in UK as deaths soar

The coronavirus death toll in the UK rose by 917 to 9,875 on Saturday.

It was the third successive day of high deaths in the country.

On Thursday, the country lost 938 people to the pandemic.

On Friday, the death toll rose to a record 980.

Out of the new deaths announced Saturday, England recorded 823, NHS England said.

Scotland recorded 47, Wales 36 and Northern Ireland 15.

The youngest victim in England was an 11 year-old boy. The oldest was 102 years.

NHS England revealed that 33 of the 823 dead, aged between 29 and 94, had no known underlying health condition.

Confirmed cases also increased the national total by 5,233 to 78,991.

Earlier today, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britain has not yet reached the Covid-19 peak that would allow for an easing of tight restrictions of movement.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, he also revealed that 19 NHS workers have died from the virus.

“My heart goes out to their families, these are people who have put themselves on the frontline,” he said.

Among those who have been infected in Britain is Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is recovering in hospital after spending three nights in intensive care.

He is now back in a general ward.

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