Coronavirus in east London / Essex: 422 UK deaths

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  • As of March 24, there have been 80 confirmed cases in Essex, 61 in Waltham Forest and 57 in Redbridge.
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  • Yesterday the government announced they would be launching a new temporary hospital of two wards containing 2,000 patients each to help with the treatment of the outbreak.
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS New Nightingale hospital is to be opened at London ExCeL centre, by the Royal Victoria Dock, in Canning Town, east London.
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  • Criminals have been using the coronavirus outbreak as a way to break into homes and steal valuables, hospitals warn.
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