Health officials in England are warning that a massive coronavirus outbreak is unfolding across the country.
It is the largest outbreak of influenza since 1918 and the third since the pandemic began in 2015.
A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the numbers are “the largest for any year since the disease was first identified”.
He said the coronaviruses have been spreading in many parts of the country, and the outbreak has become the most serious of its kind in the UK.
More:A total of 1,542 people died in the pandemics first two months of 2017, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Office of National Statistics.
More than 5,000 people were hospitalised and more than 1,000 were reported to have died in hospital.
The outbreak has been blamed for at least one death.
On Thursday, the coronavia virus was officially declared pandemic in England.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said on Thursday the UK was facing the largest coronaviral outbreak in its history.
It’s the largest and most significant since 1918, he said.
The ONS said coronavars had now killed more than 300 people and infected more than 50,000.
The UK is experiencing its largest outbreak since 1918.
The number of deaths was 6,846.
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