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UK records over 100 daily COVID-19 deaths for first time

AFP , Thursday 26 Mar 2020
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along the normally busy Whitehall in central London, after the government put the UK in social lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Wednesday March 25, 2020. (AP)
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Britain recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time on Thursday, with 115 people who tested positive for the virus dying.

"As of 5pm (1700 GMT) on 25 March 2020, 578 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died," said the official government website, up from 463 on Wednesday.

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