Another 828 more people have died in England after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 6,483.
The figures have been released by NHS England showing patient deaths.
In Scotland, 70 more people died after catching COVID-19 and In Wales, Public Health Wales announced 33 more people with coronavirus have died.
Meanwhile, questions remain over the UK’s coronavirus strategy in the absence of Boris Johnson as the Prime Minister was spending another night in intensive care.
Mr Johnson’s condition remains ‘stable’ as he remains in St Thomas’s for ‘close monitoring’, according to Downing Street.
While he was said to be still in ‘good spirits’, concerns were raised over when the lockdown measures will be reviewed – and England’s chief medical officer admitted the UK has ‘a lot to learn’ from Germany’s expansive testing scheme.
But there was cautious optimism from chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance after he said the fight against Covid-19 ‘could be moving in the right direction’.
In other COVID-19 news:
– Robbie Williams’s homecoming concert at Port Vale has been postponed until next summer.
The pop superstar had been destined to return to Burslem to play in front of a hometown crowd on June 20 this year. However, Robbie and his management have had to rearrange the charity gig due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
– More than 100 public complaints have been made in Stoke-on-Trent as businesses have failed to abide by coronavirus lockdown rules.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Trading Standards team has been carrying out patrols to ensure companies are sticking to the legislation.
Now it has emerged that 105 reports have been made to the authority since the new guidance was brought in.
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– Vital services have been moved from four NHS centres in a bid to better protect staff and patients during the coronavirus crisis.
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has closed the Bennett Centre, in Shelton; Dragon Square, at Chesterton; Broom Street, in Hanley; and the Hope Centre, in Hanley.
The move means some teams are now working from home.
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