8th Briton dies of Coronavirus As Confirmed Cases Increases To 456

The number of coronavirus patients in the UK has jumped by 83 to 456, the biggest daily increase yet, as the death was announced of an eighth UK citizen from the virus.

A 53-year-old woman who was already critically ill when she was diagnosed with the virus died in Bali, according to Indonesia’s health ministry.

She is believed to be the youngest UK victim of the outbreak so far. A man in poor health who had been a passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship became the first UK victim of the virus when he died in Japan last month.

Since then six older people with underlying heath conditions have died in the UK after contracting the virus.

The health minister Nadine Dorries and a member of her staff are among the latest confirmed cases in the UK, amid growing concern about the safety of working in the Houses of Parliament and calls for more social distancing measures to be introduced.

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