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Coronavirus: More than 100 deaths in 24 hours in the UK – is the pandemic nearing an end?

Coronavirus is a notorious killer. The disease has spread throughout the world, wiping out some of the population with it. Will the number of deaths continue to rise, or will the virus start to subside?

Public Health England (PHE) confirmed 578 patients have now passed away from the deadly infection.

This is more than 100 deaths within 24 hours – with PHE reporting 475 deaths on Wednesday March 25.

And such a dramatic rise in the number of deaths is the highest the UK has witnessed so far from SARS-CoV-2.


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The government called to action retired doctors, nurses and juniors in training to tackle this pandemic on the frontline.

Urging Britons to join the volunteer NHS army, the scheme surpassed its 250,000 sign-up target.

Now the government has issued a request to recruit 750,000 people.

There are four roles Britons can volunteer to do – and people can do more than one.

Firstly, there’s the Community Response volunteer role, then secondly there’s the Patient Transport volunteer.

And thirdly, Britons can sign up for the NHS Transport role, and fourthly people can do the Check-in and Chat volunteer. But, what do these roles involve?

Community Response Volunteer

This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteer

This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.

NHS Transport volunteer

This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.

Check-in and Chat volunteer

This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.


On Thursday March 26, the nation put their hands together to show their support for NHS staff.

Opening windows, front doors, standing on balconies and on their porches, Britons clapped to show much they appreciate the hard work of the NHS staff.


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Across Britain, monuments, buildings and bridges turned blue to mark the occasion.

In an effort to curb the number of infections – so far, PHE confirm 11,658 have tested positive for the virus – Britain went into lockdown.

Businesses have closed their doors up and down the country, and people – if possible – are now working from home.

With social distancing measures to be reviewed in the next couple of weeks, is the pandemic on its last legs?

Previously, England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, said on March 12 that he expected the UK to reach the peak of the pandemic in about 10 to 14 weeks.

That would bring the expected peak to begin around May 21 – and that’s months away.

Current social distancing measures enforced by the government are a bid to delay the virus from spreading too quickly.

As a nation, our response to the UK social distancing measures can affect how soon we can wave goodbye to this terrible pandemic.

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  • Posted on March 27, 2020