Coronavirus death figures show Covid-19 is killing one Brit every two minutes with an NHS trust in Birmingham named as having suffered the most deaths.

The shocking figures come just a day after the deadliest in Britain since the pandemic begun.

A total of 786 deaths were reported yesterday, taking the country's total to a staggering 6,159.

Figures show the NHS trust with the most victims in England is University Hospitals Birmingham, followed by several trusts in London.

University Hospitals Birmingham trust has already recorded 263 deaths, 37 of which were included in one day’s toll.

Compared to other local authorities, Birmingham has also had the most confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the outbreak.

A total of 786 deaths were reported yesterday, taking the country's total to a staggering 6,159

Of the UK’s total 55,242 cases, 1,400 of which have been in Birmingham as a whole, higher than any London borough.

The rise in coronavirus deaths throughout Britain suggests the UK has not yet reach its peak.

Based on yesterday’s reported figures, one Brit person dies of the disease every two minutes.

Birmingham’s Public Health Director, Dr Justin Varney, predicts the lockdown is likely to last a total of 70 days, equivalent to 10 weeks.

Figures show the NHS trust with the most victims in England are University Hospitals in Birmingham

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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Speaking on BBC West Midlands, Dr Varney said Brits need to accept current lockdown restrictions are now "the new normal”.

He said: "The initial three weeks of lockdown set out by the Government will, I am certain, be extended.

"I absolutely expect we will be in lockdown until the beginning of June at the absolute minimum."

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is currently deputising for Boris Johnson, said the worst thing the country could do at this moment is "take its foot off the pedal" in terms of social distancing measures.

The rise in coronavirus deaths throughout Britain suggests the UK has not yet reach its peak

Mr Raab said the Government is not at a stage where it is considering alleviating the strict protocols and did not rule out a further lockdown.

He said: "In terms of the review, we are not at that stage yet.

"We will take any decision when the time is right, based on the facts and the scientific and medical advice.

"Our number one and overriding focus right now is on conveying the key message which is that everyone needs to keep adhering to this guidance.

"There is a long Easter bank holiday weekend coming up, warm weather and we understand people are making big sacrifices to follow this guidance."