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Two patients die in London with coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
12th Mar 20 3:43 pm

Since Wednesday two more people have died in London after testing positive with coronavirus bringing the total to ten in the UK. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

The South West, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust confirmed an 89-year-old who was “very unwell with underlying health conditions” died.

Queen’s Hospital in east London, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said, a woman in her sixties had been “very unwell with significant other health conditions” and died.

Public Health England (PHE) has said the total number of people across the UK with coronavirus has risen to 590 confirmed cases, an increase of 134 in 24 hours across the UK. Ten people have now been confirmed to have died.

Compared to last Wednesday there were on a total of 85 cases reported. This is the largest jump in cases so far in one day across the UK since the coronavirus outbreak started in the UK.

The Irish prime minister has announced that all schools, colleges and other public facilities are to close in the Republic of Ireland.

Leo Varadkar made a live statement to the nation from Washington DC, where he is due to meet President Donald Trump, he said the emergency measures will take place from 18:00 on Thursday until the 29 March.

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that mass gatherings of more than 500 people are to be cancelled.

At First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood, she said it is “inappropriate that we continue as normal” and is therefore recommending that a ban on mass gathering to be cancelled to protect front line services.

The Italian government have announced they are to close all shops, bars, restaurants, hairdressers and non-essential company departments will close.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte further said food shops and pharmacies will remain open.

12 days ago, Italy had just 34 deaths, now the country has a death toll of 827 with more than 12,000 confirmed cases across the country, with almost 900 people are in intensive care wards.

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