The Department of Health have said on Thursday, “As of 9am 2 April, a total of 163,194 people have been tested of which 33,718 tested positive.”
“As of 5pm on 1 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,921 have sadly died.”
This is a rise of 4,244 infected people in 24 hours.
NHS England said, the latest coronavirus patients in England who died, were aged between 22 and 100-years-old.
With 44 of those people were aged between 25 and 100-years old had no known underlying health conditions,
Scotland have announced they have had 50 more deaths, with a new total of 126, whilst Wales has had 19 more deaths, bringing the total of 117. Northern Ireland announced six more deaths with a new total of 36.
A former World Health Organization (WHO) director, Anthony Costello revealed on Thursday the terrifying news that 73 out 181 staff who were tested have the deadly infection.
Dr Ami Jones who works at the Royal Gwent Hospital as an intensive care consultant said the hospital is “very, very busy.”
“It’s not just the vulnerable and elderly that are getting poorly, my unit is full of 20, 30 and 40-year-olds.”
Should hospitals become overwhelmed with infected patients then doctors will have to make those decisions, the latest guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) states.
The BMA guidance warns of decisions in rationing scarce resources of ventilators which means a large proportion of patients may not receive the lifesaving treatment.