Coronavirus as it happened: UK death toll rises from 475 to 578

26 March 2020, 12:42 | Updated: 27 March 2020, 00:13

The coronavirus death toll jumped by more than 100 in a day
The coronavirus death toll jumped by more than 100 in a day. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced support measures to help self-employed people through the coronavirus shutdown.

The Chancellor said under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, the self-employed will receive a taxable grant of up to 80 per cent of their average monthly profits over the last three years up to £2,500 per month.

The number of deaths of UK patients who tested positive for Covid-19 now stands at 578, with over 11,500 confirmed cases.

Brits took to the streets at 8pm to #ClapForOurCarers, taking part in a huge round of applause to thank NHS and social care workers tackling the pandemic.

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