The UK authorities confirmed 134 more coronavirus pandemic deaths on Tuesday, bringing the preliminary balance of COVID-19 deaths from the new coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan to over 37,000.
According to the UK Department of Health in particular, there have already been 37,048 deaths in the UK, while the number of positives has risen to 265,227, 2,004 more than on Tuesday. Around 109,000 tests have been run in the past 24 hours to detect cases.
The positive note is given by Northern Ireland, which for the first time since March 18 has not registered a death in 24 hours, so that the balance of the deceased is 514. For the Northern Irish Minister of Health, it is “a clear sign of progress” in containing the pandemic, the BBC said.
The outbreak is now marked in the political arena by the scandal surrounding Dominic Cummings, a key adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after he himself acknowledged that he had skipped containment measures. Scottish Foreign Minister Douglas Ross resigned Tuesday because of his discomfort with the administration of the case.