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Coronavirus UK LIVE: Brits will ‘do well’ to keep deaths under 20,000 NHS boss warns after deadliest 24 hours yet

THE UK will do “very well” to have less than 20,000 coronavirus deaths, the head of NHS England warned in today's government press conference.

Stephen Powis warned Brits to not be complacent about coronavirus, but to "hone down and do what we have been told to do".

Addressing the nation, Prof Powis said following social distancing rules was crucial to reducing the transmission rate of the deadly virus.

1019 people have now died from coronavirus in the UK after the deadliest 24 hours to date saw 260 people die.

Government advisers have warned tougher lockdown and social distancing measures could be brought into place as 17,089 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK.

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