Most of those who died of coronavirus in the UK, for over 60 years with underlying health conditions. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced new measures to combat coronavirus in the UK and did not introduce the blockade imposed by police across the country.
So far, more than 6,000 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK, but experts predict the real number to be much higher.
The new measures introduced by Mr. Johnson included discussions on how to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.
The prime minister said "drastic actions" are needed as the United Kingdom approaches "the fast-growing part of the rising curve" in the number of cases.
This week, people with the most serious health conditions should be "largely protected from social contact for about 12 weeks".
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The council also said that some people were at an even greater risk of suffering from "serious illnesses" because of COVID-19.
The people in this category are:
- People who have received an organ transplant and are still on immunosuppressive medication in progress
- People with cancer undergoing chemotherapy or active radiation therapy
- People with cancer of the blood or bone marrow, such as leukemia, who are at any stage of treatment
- People with severe chest conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospitalizations or courses on steroid pills)
- People with serious diseases of the body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)