UK coronavirus death toll grows by 157 in 24 hours in England alone as 12-year-old among latest victims – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK have risen to at least 36,550 after 157 more deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The youngest victim was aged just 12, Government officials say.

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The refers to those who have died in all settings – including care homes, hospices and the wider community.

Those whose deaths were reported today were aged between 12 and 100.

Seven of the 157 patients, who were aged between 57 and 88, had no known underlying health condition.

In Scotland, 16 further deaths were confirmed, taking the total to 2,261.

A further six people have died with Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total to 1,260.

One person died in Ireland.

Yesterday, Government officials confirmed another 351 people had died across the UK, while on Thursday, 338 more deaths were logged.

However, data suggests Britain's overall death toll from the virus is far higher than the total reported by the Government so far – and has already passed 45,000.

The number of cases are falling across the country, despite more people being tested for the killer bug.

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Fears grow for missing teenagers who vanished weeks ago

Fears grow for teenagers, 15 and 17, who vanished from their Merseyside home weeks ago as officers say they could be hundreds of miles away in Scotland

  • Police are growing increasingly concerned for the teenagers’ whereabouts 
  • Obakeng Sitole, 15, and Jordan Goode, 17, have not been since early April  
  • Police fear they could have gone as far as Aberdeen or Dundee in Scotland
  • Contact Merseyside Police @MerPolCC, 101 or @missingpeople on 116 000
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Fears are growing for the welfare of two teenagers after they vanished from their hometown almost three weeks ago. 

Obakeng Sitole, 15, and Jordan Goode, 17, have not been seen in the Wirral on Merseyside since early April and police believe they may have run away together.

It is feared the teenagers could now be in Cumbria or even as far away as Aberdeen or Dundee in Scotland, hundreds of miles away.

Merseyside teenagers Jordan Goode (L) and Obakeng Sitole (R) have been missing for weeks and police fear they could be hundreds of miles away in Aberdeen or Dundee in Scotland

This map shows where police believe the two teenage boys could have travelled to

Have you seen the missing teenagers?

Jordan, Obakeng, or anyone with information on their whereabouts, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @missingpeople on 116 000

Police today issued pictures of the two teenagers and confirmed that ‘officers are becoming increasingly concerned for their whereabouts’.

The teenagers themselves were today urged to get in touch. Jordan Goode was last seen in Wallasey on Wednesday, April 8.

He is described as 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes, a fair complexion and is clean shaven. 

When he was last seen Jordan was wearing grey shorts, a T-shirt and sliders.

Obakeng Sithole was last seen in New Chester Road, Birkenhead at around 11.55pm on Friday, April 10.

He is described as around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with short black shaven hair. When last seen, Obakeng was wearing black trousers, a black hoodie and black Nike trainers.

Obakeng was last seen in New Chester Road, Birkenhead (street pictured) on Friday, April 10

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: ‘Obakeng and Jordan are both known to frequent areas of Wirral; however, it is believed they may have travelled to Scotland or Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

‘Officers believe the boys may be together.’

Jordan, Obakeng, or anyone with information on their whereabouts, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @missingpeople on 116 000.

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Fears grow over Boris Johnson's health on day 10 of self-isolation as aides say he 'looks dreadful'

FEARS grew over Boris Johnson's health today as he entered his 10th day of self-isolation and aides said he "looked dreadful".

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock, recovered after also testing positive for coronavirus last week, insisted the PM was "OK" but still had a temperature.

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And he said he did not know whether the PM had been seen by a doctor.

Government aides said he had been "coughing and spluttering" on video conference calls over the last few days.

It sparked fears the PM's health is deteriorating, with doctors saying patients are at risk of developing pneumonia if a temperature persists for more than a week.

Mr Johnson was due to end his seven days of self-isolation last Friday but was still recording a high temperature so continued to stay holed up in his No11 flat in accordance with Public Health guidance.

Mr Hancock said the contrast in how he and Mr Johnson had suffered exposed how difficult to predict and dangerous the virus was.

Asked about the PM's health, the Health Secretary told Sky News: "He’s okay, I’ve been talking to him every day, often several times a day, throughout this, throughout the time that both of us
were off and so he has very much got his hand on the tiller but he has still got a temperature.

"In a way it shows this virus affects different people differently.

"I was lucky, I had two pretty rough days and then I bounced back and some people do get it pretty mildly, and then for others it’s very, very serious and the Prime Minister is not at that end of the spectrum."

Last night his pregnant fiance Carrie Symonds tweeted that she had been in bed for the last week with coronavirus symptoms – but was now "on the mend".

It's thought she is staying in the pair's South London flat while Boris stays in Downing Street.

Mr Hancock added of the PM: "He’s working away inside Downing Street but he is protecting others by making sure that he too follows the clear public health advice, which is to self-isolate if you have got symptoms."

Earlier the PM tweeted: "Thank you to everyone who is saving lives by staying at home this weekend. I know it's tough, but if we all work together and follow the guidance we will beat coronavirus."

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