Coronavirus: 866 more people die with COVID-19 in England – bringing total to 8,114



Another 866  more patients have died in England after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 8,114.

The numbers of recorded patients death are down from yesterday’s figure of 765 in England.  A further 48 patients have died in Scotland, taking their total to 495.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson waved to NHS as a gesture of thanks while he was being moved out of intensive care, Downing Street said today.

After three nights in intensive care, Mr Johnson was moved out onto a ward at St Thomas’ Hospital in London last night shortly before the 8pm ‘Clap for Carers’.

Today his spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is back on a ward and continuing his recovery which is at an early stage. He continues to be in very good spirits.

In other coronavirus-related news:

  • North Staffordshire grandmother-of-two Dianne Harvey has lost her brave fight for life against the devastating coronavirus – at the hospital where she worked for so many years. Read the full story here.
     
  • North Staffordshire families are being warned police could be asked to step in should they organise Easter egg hunts for local children. Read the full story here.
     
  • Almost £200 million of debt has been wiped out at Staffordshire’s two main hospitals – as the NHS battles against the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story here.
     
  • A nurse battling the coronavius pandemic received a £60 parking fine after dropping off  shopping for her elderly mother. Read the full story here.
     
  • Staffordshire’s leading rural police officer has issued a desperate plea urging families to stay away from the county’s beauty spots over the long Easter weekend. Read the full story here.

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