The Department for Health have announced on Saturday another 708 people have died from coronavirus taking the total to 4,313.
The department said, “A total of 183,190 people have been tested of which 41,903 tested positive.”
Public Health England (PHE) said of the 637 English deaths in hospitals, patients were aged between five and 104-years old.
Public Health Wales said,13 further deaths have been reported of people who had tested positive, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 154.
Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency said they have another eight deaths, bringing the country’s total to 56, with a total of 998 testing positive.
The Hertfordshire Trust holds Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City Hospitals.
Watford General hospital are telling people to go to their nearest hospital with an “emergency department” and “anyone with non-urgent issues must contact 111.”
In a tweet West Hertfordshire Hospitals said, “Please DO NOT attend Watford General’s emergency department until further notice, even in an emergency.
Should hospitals become overwhelmed with infected patients then doctors will have to make those decisions, the latest guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) states.
The BMA guidance warns of decisions in rationing scarce resources of ventilators which means a large proportion of patients may not receive the lifesaving treatment.
The BMA reports says, NHS staff will face “grave decisions which means some patients may be denied intensive forms of treatment that they would have received outside a pandemic.