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£13bn of NHS debt written off, 13 more deaths at Princess Alexandra and Barts - recap


Coronavirus in east London / Essex live: 5 more deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital

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    Yesterday NHS England confirmed that eight more patients cared for at Princess Alexandra hospital have died, taking the hospital’s Covid-19 death toll to 29.
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  • As of Wednesday April 1, there have been 420 positive testsin Essex, 260 in Waltham Forest and 196 in Redbridge.
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  • According to Public Health England, 29,474 people in the UK have tested positive for the virus and 2,352 people have died.
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  • The government says it has tested thousands of NHS workers for the virus, but not all frontline workers can be screened due to a shortage of supplies.
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  • Michael Gove said that while the rate of coronavirus testing in the UK has increased, the UK must go further and faster.
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