Both the United Kingdom and the United States have recorded their deadliest days of the coronavirus pandemic so far.

Iran PressEurope: In the UK, another 708 deaths were reported on Saturday as people were told to stay inside their houses.

The total number of deaths recorded in Britain is now 4353, with more than 41,000 cases confirmed across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Britain's death toll has been steadily increasing at more than 500 deaths a day this week and the country is bracing for an expected peak in the next week to 10 days.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in self-isolation after developing mild symptoms of the disease, ordered a three-week lockdown of the country on March 23 to try to cut infections.

In the US, more than 1000 people died in just one day, raising its total death toll to 8000. More than 30,000 new cases were also confirmed for the first time, pushing its total number of infections above 302,000, according to the latest figures.

The United States has the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country in the world – more than double the rate of Italy, who has the second-most cases.


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