Seven new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Redbridge and five more in Waltham Forest.

Public Health England has confirmed a total of 57 Covid-19 cases in Redbridge and 61 in Waltham Forest.

London currently accounts for 2,872 of the UK’s 8,077 recorded cases of the deadly virus which has so far claimed 422 lives.

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Today, the Prince of Wales became the highest profile case of Covid-19 after testing positive

Charles, 71, is displaying "mild symptoms" but is in good health as he self isolates at home in Scotland, a spokesman said.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus.

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In a statement, Clarence House said: "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.

"In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.

"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

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