THE UK coronavirus death rate has shot up by another 50 per cent today – after 563 people died in a single day.
The total number of patients who have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus has gone up from 1,789 to 2,352.
hat is the biggest day-on-day increase for the second day running.
Yesterday, the death rate had already doubled on the day before, as 381 more patients died.
The Department of Health today confirmed another 563 had died – meaning the rate has increased by another 50 per cent.
The worrying trend suggests the spike in deaths is getting steeper.
Yesterday, it was revealed coronavirus had killed another 40 people outside hospital up to March 20 – meaning the total number of deaths in the UK is at least 2,392.
The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Britain has also gone up from 25,150 to 29,474 as the pandemic spreads.