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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