Another 758 more people have died in England after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 5,655.
The figures have been released by NHS England showing patient deaths.
In Scotland, 296 people died after catching COVID-19 – a rise of 74 from 222 on Monday. In Wales, Public Health Wales announced 19 more people with coronavirus have died.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care in London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, where he has been treated with oxygen. His spokesman says Mr Johnson was “stable” overnight and remains in “good spirits.”
The PM’s spokesman said Mr Johnson had been receiving “standard oxygen treatment” but had not required any other help with his breathing.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty have both had, then recovered from Covid-19, while other Cabinet ministers have shown symptoms.
Today Michael Gove became the latest Cabinet minister to go into isolation. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is isolating at home after a member of his family began showing “mild” COVID-19 symptoms on Sunday.
In other coronavirus-related news:
- A Stoke-on-Trent GP explains what it’s really like caring for his patients during coronavirus lockdown – read the interview with Tunstall medic Dr Sonnathi Anil Kumar.
- Staff and patients at Royal Stoke and County Hospital have been given a huge boost during the coronavirus pandemic after the Denise Coates Foundation awarded a massive £10 million grant.
- Is this the most cheerful house in North Staffordshire? Maisy Sproston and daughter Beau Washington have spent hours transforming the outside of their Packmoor home into a riot of colour.
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