Boris Johnson reveals 181 NHS workers and 131 social care workers have ‘sadly’ died from coronavirus – The Sun

BORIS Johnson has revealed 181 NHS workers and 131 social care workers have died from coronavirus.

The PM said the deaths were a tragic loss.

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Mr Johnson said in PMQs today: "181 NHS and 131 social care workers deaths have sadly been reported involving COVID-19 I know the thoughts of the whole house are with their families and friends."

There have now been more than 35,000 deaths from coronavirus across the nation and 250,000 confirmed cases.

Mr Johnson said the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) was looking at evidence that people from BAME (black, asian and minority ethnic) background were being disproportionately affected by the virus.

He said: "We are looking at all the co-morbidities associated with coronavirus, all the reasons people may disproportionately affected and a rapid review is now being conducted.

"We will be taking steps to ensure (particularly vulnerable groups) are protected."

Many of the NHS and social care staff who have died were from BAME backgrounds.

The Government has been plagued with accusations of not protecting NHS and social care staff with adequate PPE since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.

Other key workers including transport workers have died from COVID-19.

Last week, a worker at Victoria station died of coronavirus after a commuter claiming to have the deadly virus spat at her.

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