Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll hits 34,970 as Brits warned of second wave this winter

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WARNINGS from the deputy chief medical officer of a possible second wave of coronavirus hit the UK  as deaths hit 34,970.

The latest count comes after 174 more people died in England – however, new analysis suggests Britain’s overall death toll from the virus has already passed 44,000.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned on Monday evening that Covid-19 may return again in autumn and winter as we currently have over one million Brits left unemployed.

Many Brits have started to return to work this week as lockdown measures ease, schools are looking to reopen and officials have said the crucial virus “R” infection rate may have risen over the last week.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation Director urged clinicians worldwide to be on “alert” for a condition likened to Kawasaki disease.

The deadly inflammatory syndrome associated with Covid-19 has affected more than 200 children in Europe.

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