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Sunday, Dec 05, 2021

England death toll drops for second day running as 403 die from coronavirus

England’s coronavirus death toll has dropped for the second day in a row after another 403 people died, taking the total to 4,897.
The rise in deaths in England has been decreasing since Saturday, when a record number of 637 people died. This dropped by nearly a hundred on Sunday, when 555 people were confirmed dead.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 35 and 106, and 15 of them had no known underlying health conditions.

London recorded 129 deaths, while 75 people died in the Midlands, and 67 deaths were confirmed in the North East and Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, a further 27 people were confirmed dead in Wales today, and Scotland recorded two more deaths.

The latest figures emerged after Boris Johnson said he had a ‘comfortable’ night in hospital after being admitted on Sunday with persistent coronavirus symptoms.

Mr Johnson’s official spokesman said he continued to lead the Government and had been working on official papers from his bed.

The Prime Minister was said to be in ‘good spirits’ but is still under observation at St Thomas’ Hospital in London as a ‘precaution’.

The spokesman declined to give details of any treatment he had received or when he might be discharged.

‘The Prime Minister was admitted to hospital for tests last night as a precaution. The issue is that his symptoms remain persistent,’ the spokesman said.

He added: ‘The Prime Minister had a comfortable night at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and is in good spirits. He remains in hospital under observation.’

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