US hits deadliest day since May with 2.1k COVID-19 deaths

Daily deaths from COVID-19 in the United States have surpassed 2,100 for the first since May as millions of Americans continued to ignore CDC Thanksgiving travel guidance and dire warnings from public health officials to avoid Thanksgiving travel.   The daily death toll across the country spiked to 2,146 yesterday, which is the highest number of deaths … Read more US hits deadliest day since May with 2.1k COVID-19 deaths

Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Covid deaths rose steadily in November to take all-cause fatalities 19% above average – but the number is well below England’s spring first wave which saw 21,000 people dying each week Coronavirus deaths in England rose by 28% in the second week of November from 1,771 the week before Covid-19 accounted for one in every … Read more Coronavirus deaths rise again in England: ONS reveals there were 2,466 victims in most recent week

Lorry driver accused of 39 migrant deaths says he did not know he was part of people smuggling ring

A lorry driver accused of being a member of a people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 migrants has told jurors he only agreed to move cigarettes ‘for a bit of extra cash’. Christopher Kennedy, 24, of Keady, County Armagh, allegedly picked up two trailer-loads of people from Purfleet in Essex, transported from Zeebrugge in … Read more Lorry driver accused of 39 migrant deaths says he did not know he was part of people smuggling ring

UK announces 15,450 new coronavirus cases and 206 deaths

Britain today recorded almost 30 per cent fewer coronavirus infections and 3 per cent less deaths than last week as lockdown finally starts to drive down the epidemic – while official data has given clues about which areas will be plunged into Tier Three next month. There were 15,450 new cases of the disease in … Read more UK announces 15,450 new coronavirus cases and 206 deaths

Union boss accuses retired school examiner of ‘sending children to their deaths’ in latest lockdown

Union boss accuses retired school examiner of ‘sending children to their deaths’ in the latest Covid lockdown Alison McRobb, 77, said she was left terrified by call from North London teacher She claims that Philip Davison subjected her to series of ‘threatening’ questions It came after the CRE opposed calls to close schools in latest Covid … Read more Union boss accuses retired school examiner of ‘sending children to their deaths’ in latest lockdown

UK records 341 new Covid hospital deaths – down 121 on last Saturday

Britain has recorded 341 deaths from coronavirus – a 30 per cent drop on last week’s 462 deaths as the number of cases also falls dramatically from 26,860 last Saturday to 19,875 today. Some 1,682 people with coronavirus were admitted to hospital, according to today’s figures, as it has been suggested quarantine times for contacts … Read more UK records 341 new Covid hospital deaths – down 121 on last Saturday

UK records 391 new Covid hospital deaths – up just 5.7% on last Saturday

Britain has recorded 391 new hospital deaths in the highest Saturday increase since May – up 21 since last Saturday. In England 316 people who tested positive for coronavirus died, while in Scotland there were 37 and in Wales the death toll rose by 28. In Northern Ireland a further ten deaths were recorded.  Meanwhile, it … Read more UK records 391 new Covid hospital deaths – up just 5.7% on last Saturday

Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

A coroner has been urged to record unlawful killing verdicts into the deaths of five people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by their gas cookers. Friends Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, died in Saltash in November 2010, while husband and wife John and Audrey Cook, aged 90 and 86, and their … Read more Coroner urged to rule carbon-monoxide deaths ‘unlawful killings’ by victims families

Deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK pass 70,000

More than 70,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK – up from 67,000 a week ago. The total is based on the latest available reports on death registrations, plus more recent data on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard. The figure revealed today is significantly higher than the 54,286 recorded by the Government. The … Read more Deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK pass 70,000

Coronavirus England and Wales: Deaths rose 40% at start of November

The number of people dying with Covid-19 rose by 40 per cent in the first week of November, when the virus was to blame for one in every six deaths in England and Wales and killed more people than at any time since May. A weekly report by the Office for National Statistics showed 1,937 … Read more Coronavirus England and Wales: Deaths rose 40% at start of November