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Coronavirus: UK hospital deaths reach 14,576 after 847 more patients die

Another 847 people have died with coronavirus in UK hospitals, taking the nationwide total beyond 14,000. The Department of Health announced the latest increase, with 14,576 people with COVID-19 – the disease caused by coronavirus- now confirmed to have died in hospital across the four home nations. The number of tests for the illness has also risen by 21,328 to ...

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Coronavirus: War veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £21m for NHS

A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise £16m and counting for the NHS. Captain Tom Moore originally aimed to raise just £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. But he has smashed his target after nearly 800,000 people made donations to his fundraising page. As he ...

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Coronavirus: UK lockdown extended for ‘at least three weeks’

Photo: Courtesy Lockdown restrictions in the UK will continue for “at least” another three weeks as it tackles the coronavirus outbreak, Dominic Raab has said. The foreign secretary told the daily No 10 briefing that a review had concluded relaxing the measures now would risk harming public health and the economy, reports BBC. “We still don’t have the infection rate ...

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UK Hospital Covid-19 Death Toll Rises 861 to 13,729

The number of coronavirus patients who have died in UK hospitals has gone past 13,000 after another 861 deaths. The Department of Health announced the increase, which takes the total to 13,729. It comes after chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty warned of a spike in deaths today due to a probable lag in reporting over Easter weekend, following four ...

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UK pregnant nurse dies from coronavirus, baby ‘well’ after delivery

A pregnant nurse has died after contracting the coronavirus but her baby, a girl, was delivered successfully and is doing well, the British hospital where she worked said on Wednesday. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, who had worked as a nurse on a general ward at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, to the north of London, died on Sunday. It was ...

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Coronavirus: Another 761 COVID-19 deaths in hospitals in UK

The true number of UK coronavirus deaths is thought to be far higher due to the number of people dying in care homes and hospices. Another 761 patients with coronavirus have died in UK hospitals. The Department of Health announced the increase, which takes the total to 12,868. The number of tests for Covid-19,  the disease caused by the coronavirus, ...

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Coronavirus: UK enters fourth week of lockdown ahead of review

The UK is facing its fourth week in lockdown, with the government set to review by Thursday whether social distancing measures can be changed. Ministers are required by law to assess whether the rules are working, based on expert advice, after three weeks of telling Britons to stay at home. It comes as an NHS boss has warned staff are ...

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UK PM Johnson out of the hospital, says staff saved his life

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from a London hospital where he was treated in intensive care for the new coronavirus. Johnson’s office says he left St. Thomas’ Hospital and will continue his recovery at Chequers, the prime minister’s country house. He will not immediately return to work. Johnson has been in the hospital for a week and ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘owes his life to NHS staff’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he owes his life to the NHS staff treating him for coronavirus. The prime minister, 55, thanked medics at St Thomas’ hospital in London, where he continues to recover after spending three nights in intensive care.It comes as UK deaths from the virus are expected to pass 10,000 on Sunday, reports BBC. On ...

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UK pledges extra coronavirus funds for WHO, NGOs

Britain announced Sunday hundreds of millions of pounds in additional aid to groups including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Red Cross to help prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The government said o200 million ($249 million, 228 million euros) would go to British charities and international organisations to assist developing countries fight COVID-19. It hopes tackling ...

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