Government's daily coronavirus test target missed for eighth day in a row

The Government has failed to hit its 100,000 daily coronavirus test target for the eighth day in a row. They reveal that a total of 31,855 people have died in UK hospitals, care homes and in the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus, as of 5pm on Saturday. This includes 29,710 deaths that occurred in England and Wales up to April 24 (and which had been registered up to May 2), according to the Office for National Statistics.