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The UK exceeds 35,000 deaths after adding 545 on the last day

May 19, 2020

The UK broke the barrier of 35,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday after another 545 deaths were recorded on the last day, while the country is close to a quarter million confirmed infections.

According to the latest government information, there are a total of 248,818 confirmed cases nationwide after 2,412 cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, while there are already 35,341 deaths. The data on deaths contrast with the 160 deaths registered the previous day.

Environment Secretary George Eustice has reported that nearly 90,000 tests were run on the last day, a number among the 100,000 daily that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set as his goal, and even wants to do 200,000 tests daily by the end of May.

The UK exceeds 35,000 deaths after adding 545 on the last day
The UK exceeds 35,000 deaths after adding 545 on the last day

The Prince of Wales appealed to citizens on Tuesday to help farmers harvest. “Food is not made by magic, it all starts with our great farmers and growers,” he said on his Instagram in a message in support of the government’s “Pick for Britain” campaign. and the agricultural sector.