THE Office for National Statistics has released figures that suggest 4.8 per cent of all 11,141 deaths in England and Wales were linked to Covid-19 in the week ending March 27.
These figures come as positive cases have now reached 51,608 – up from 47,806.
The UK death toll stands at 5,373.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was recently admitted into hospital as a ‘precautionary step’ after testing positive for coronavirus and spent a night in ICU.
Downing Street dismissed claims he is on a ventilator.
Michael Gove, who has known Mr Johnson since they met as students, told Good Morning Britain: “We are just hoping and praying that he pulls through. It was a shock yesterday to hear the news about his going into intensive care.”