Global coronavirus cases hit 100 million on same day UK reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths

India has recorded more than 10 million cases and Brazil‘s tally is over 8.8 million. The number was reached on the same day the UK Government’s figure for Covid-19 deaths passed 100,000. Coronavirus briefing: January 26 round-up as UK death toll exceeds 100,000

Britain is the fifth country in the world to record 100,000 virus-related deaths, after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered his “deepest condolences” to the families of coronavirus victims as Government figures showed the UK death toll reached the 100,000 figure. He said: “We did everything we could”.

Mr Johnson told a Downing Street briefing that it was “hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic: the years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended and for so many relatives the missed chance to even say goodbye”.


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Global coronavirus cases hit 100 million on same day UK reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths

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Global coronavirus cases hit 100 million on same day UK reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths

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The builders will complete the 1,000-bed hospital by February 3 to cope with the surge of 2019-nCoV patients in the city

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He vowed that as the country came out of the crisis “we will come together as a nation to remember everyone we lost and to honour the selfless heroism of all those on the front line who gave their lives to save others”.

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A further 1,631 deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus within 28 days were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 100,162.

Some 25,000 of those deaths have taken place since the start of the year, in a stark illustration of how the more infectious variant of the virus, first identified in Kent, has ripped across the country.