Coronavirus as it happened: Boris Johnson out of hospital as UK death toll passes 10,000

12 April 2020, 08:57 | Updated: 12 April 2020, 20:55

Boris Johnson and the Queen both spoke on coronavirus last night
Boris Johnson and the Queen both spoke on coronavirus last night. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital following a battle with coronavirus, while the total UK death surpasses 10,000.

Boris Johnson told friends he owes his life to the doctors and nurses who looked after him while being treated for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, the Queen made a surprise address to the nation, during which she urged people to "keep apart" in order to keep others safe and adding: "Coronavirus will not overcome us."

It comes as the total number of deaths in UK hospitals soared by 917 up to 9,875 on Saturday, with that figure expected to soar past 10,000 today.

Elsewhere in the globe, the US surpassed Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths yesterday, with the country's tally now standing at around 20,000 people.

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