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Nearly 200 NHS workers have now died with Covid-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that 181 NHS workers have now died with Covid-19 in the UK, along with 131 victims who worked in social care.

As Pulse has reported, this includes at least 11 GPs, all based in England, with Essex particularly badly affected.

The Government's official total death toll now stands at 36,042, following today's publication, including 338 new daily deaths. 

Speaking in yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Johnson said: 'One hundred and eighty-one NHS and 131 social care workers’ deaths have sadly been reported involving covid-19.

'I know that the thoughts of the whole House are with their families and friends.'

This week, Pulse reported on the death of Dr Mohinder Singh Dhatt, from Slough in Berkshire, who died with Covid-19 after 54 years of serving the NHS.

Read about all the GPs who have sadly died on our dedicated tributes page.

Readers' comments (2)

  • I CLAPPED TONIGHT FOR THE FRONT LINE WORKERS SPECIFICALLY---NOT THE N.H.S. WHICH INCLUDES MANAGERS

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  • RIP. Timeless souls. Let us stand taller and stop any more from dying. Stand your ground, it is your team-first, not patient-first. Refuse to go back to old times, resist PCN modelling abd the disintegration of your practice and any control you have, and rid yourself of NHSE brainwashing abd threat dictat that has fogged many minds.

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