Updates on the total number of registered Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients, both in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.
Confirmed UK coronavirus cases
As of 07:30 BST (08:30 CEST) on Monday 30 March, there had been 19,784 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, with 1,231 deaths in total. A total of 151 individuals have officially recovered from Covid-19 after contracting the disease.
Worldwide coronavirus cases
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 723,700. In all, 34,018 people have died from Covid-19, while 151,991 have recovered from the disease.
UK coronavirus news
As the UK death poll passed 1,000 on Saturday, it was revealed that UK prime minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to 30 million British households next week, in which he warns that the worst of the coronavirus crisis is yet to come and that stricter lock down measures could be enforced “if that is what the scientific and medical advice tells us we must do.”
The letter reads: “We know things will get worse before they get better. But we are making the right preparations, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal. …That is why, at this moment of national emergency, I urge you, please, to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
Speaking on Sunday, the minister for the cabinet office, Michael Gove, echoed Johnson’s worst-is-still-to-come sentiments, saying the UK should be prepared to be on lockdown for a “significant period”. “I can’t make an accurate prediction,” Gove told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme, “but everyone does have to prepare for a significant period when these measures are still in place.”
On Friday, it was announced that both Johnson and UK health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus. The PM said that thanks to the “wizardry of modern technology” he will maintain contact with his team of advisors and “lead the national fightback against Covid-19”.