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London has over 1,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus and rapidly rising

by LLB Reporter
21st Mar 20 12:55 pm

According to Public Health England (PHE) out of the UKs total 4,014 confirmed coronavirus cases across the UK around 1,519 people are confirmed to be infected across London.

It is expected this number will rise later today when the Department for Health issues their daily numbers of coronavirus cases.

Latest figures published on Friday, shows that more than 60 Londoners have died from coronavirus and the latest report from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is alarming.

This comes after the SAGE report written on Monday and published on Friday, suggests that for every one death across London there could be thousands of infected Londoners.

Boris Johnson ordered pubs, restaurants and shops to close across the UK on Friday until further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus, bur despite this order some cafes and restaurants are still open in the capital such as Gail’s.

An NHS London hospital said they are so overwhelmed they are forced to turn coronavirus patients away to other hospitals.

On Friday a major London hospital declared a “critical incident” as the number of coronavirus cases are doubling, and the death rate is climbing.

Northwick Park Hospital in northwest London confirmed it had reached “critical care capacity” and does not have any required space for patients needing “critical care.”

In an email seen by LondonLovesbusiness, Lisa Knight, Chief Nurse told colleagues across the NHS on Thursday evening at 19:15 hours that “to be clear we are not declaring a major incident, but the current situation does warrant that special measures are put in place.”

The email added that the NHS are “working under considerable pressure” particularly in “critical care, theatres and in many of our acute services.”

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