Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll in hospitals soars by 563 in a day as Boris Johnson gives Covid-19 update

Jacob Jarvis, Rebecca Speare-Cole
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Boris Johnson has given an update on the UK's fight against coronavirus from self-isolation as the number of patients who died in hospitals reached 2,352.

Speaking in Downing Street, Mr Johnson said that testing must be ramped up as it is the way the UK "unlocks this coronavirus puzzle".

It comes as health officials said the number of people who had tested positive for the virus had reached 29,474, with just more than 150,000 tests having taken place.

Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on the Government to roll out further coronavirus testing, particularly within the NHS, with only one in around 600 staff currently having been tested .

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