Coronavirus bombshell as NHS admits 13 of UK’s new deaths were healthy adults

Coronavirus has killed 13 healthy adults in the UK in just 24 hours, NHS bosses have admitted.

The grim toll means 1,028 people have died in the UK after contracting the virus.

NHS England confirmed today's victims were aged between 33 and 100 – and all but 13 had underlying health conditions.

Those without any health problems were between 63 and 99.

Earlier today the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed 17,089 have now tested positive – including PM Boris Johnson.

Health officials in Wales said at least 4 more people have died from coronavirus in the country, bringing Wales' death toll to 38.

The Scottish Government announced a further 7 people in Scotland died overnight, taking the total there to 40.

Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency said a further two people with Covid-19 died of the virus, taking the country's death toll to 15.

The shocking figures come just a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Instagram and told Brits he had tested positive for coronavirus.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for the disease, and a representative confirmed he is following government advice and self-isolating from home.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for the disease, and a representative confirmed he is following government advice and self-isolating from home.

It has been a week since the Prime Minister shut all pubs, clubs and restaurants and urged people to stay home to save lives and protect the NHS.

He told Brits on Monday “the time had come” for stricter measures and ordered all citizens to stay home unless absolutely necessary.

Under the measures, Johnson said Brits are only permitted to leave their homes for daily exercise, to seek medical care or shop for essential items.

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