Another 765 more patients have died in England after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 7,248.
The numbers are a small improvement on yesterday’s recorded figures – when 828 people lost their lives.
The number of coronavirus patients to have died in Scotland has risen again – up by 81 to 447.
A further 41 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of deaths there to 286, health officials said.
Meanwhile, the Government’s emergency committee will meet today over the coronavirus lockdown as Britain braces for an extension to the rules.
Boris Johnson’s deputy, Dominic Raab, will lead a COBRA summit with the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish governments ahead of an April 16 deadline to review restrictions across the UK.
Mr Johnson, aged 55, spent a third night in intensive care at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital and Downing Street said he was “responding to treatment.”
In other coronavirus-related news:
- Boris Johnson’s condition “continues to improve” in intensive care where he has spent three nights while being treated for the coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Read the full story here.
- A tattooist known for helping struggling families was shocked to receive a visit from coronavirus lockdown enforcers – after a member of the public complained his Stoke-on-Trent studio was still open. Read the full story here.
- A Stoke-on-Trent paramedic has spoken out after learning her colleagues had been struck down with coronavirus. Read the full story here.
- PD Cooper – who made history after becoming the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier taken on by Staffordshire Police – appeared on GMB this morning along with his handler PC Tim Moss. Read the full story here.
- Some cheery news – A real-life superhero is helping to lift children’s spirits in a North Staffordshire town – by roaming the streets dressed as Spider-Man. Read the full story here.
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