Coronavirus: more than 10,000 deaths as senior adviser says UK may be worst hit in Europe – BBC News

10,612 people have now died in hospital in the UK after testing positive for . The figure does not include people who have died in care homes or in the community. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock called it a “sombre day”. One of the government’s scientific advisers said the UK is likely to become the -affected country in . Sir James Farrar said the UK had lessons to learn from countries like Germany, which had tested and isolated infected people on a mass scale. There has also been criticism of the government for failing to provide enough protective clothing to frontline workers. Meanwhile Boris Johnson has thanked NHS after being discharged from hospital. Clive Myrie presents BBC at Ten reports from Science Editor David Shukman and Political Correspondent Ben Wright.

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