Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will be making a speech to the nation, addressing the coronavirus outbreak this Sunday. This news comes after a total of 3,605 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK.
It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that the Queen has recorded a special broadcast regarding the coronavirus outbreak which will be broadcasted on Sunday.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. The televised address will be broadcast at 8 pm on Sunday 5th April, 2020.
“The address was recorded at Windsor Castle.”
This comes after the Department of Health has confirmed that a total of 3,605 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, which is up by 684 from 2,921 the day before.
On April 3 at 9 am, it was confirmed that a total of 173,784 people have been tested for coronavirus, of which 38,168 has tested positive.
This sadly suggests that this death toll will continue to jump in large numbers over the upcoming days.
The Department of Health has also stated that the deaths which have been recorded are only concerning those who have died in hospital.
Therefore, there is much concern over the actual overall total as it could be much higher, taking into account those who have died at home, particularly in care and nursing homes.
Health officials have confirmed that the number of people who have died in Northern Ireland after contracting coronavirus has risen from 12 to 48. Whilst testing has resulted in 130 new positive cases, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 904.