Coronavirus kills a Brit every two minutes with Birmingham hospitals
Figures show that England has recorded the most deaths (6,483), followed by Scotland (366), Wales (245) and Northern Ireland (78) – but Birmingham has more cases than any London borough
A Briton is dying from coronavirus every two minutes as the death toll from the outbreak continues to climb across the UK.
Fatalities surged to 7,172 after 936 people died in the space of 24 hours – making it the country’s deadliest day yet.
England has recorded the most deaths (6,483), followed by Scotland (366), Wales (245) and Northern Ireland (78).
It has also emerged that Birmingham is the new epicentre of the disease which has recorded the highest number of cases.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said that the death toll in its hospitals passed 300 victims today.
As of 5pm on April 7, the trust had announced 306 deaths, according to figures from NHS England.
Almost 1,400 of the UK’s total 55,242 confirmed cases have been in Birmingham, higher than any London borough.