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13 more coronavirus deaths at Princess Alexandra and Barts hospitals - recap

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Coronavirus in east London / Essex: 8 more deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital

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    As of Thursday April 2, there have been 517 tested positive in Essex, 290 in Waltham Forest and 212 in Redbridge.
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  • According to Public Health England, 33,718 people in the UK have tested positive for the virus and 4,244 people have died.
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  • The temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital set up in the ExCeL centre in east London will open later today.
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  • The hospital will have the capacity for 4,000 patients.
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  • Yesterday it was announced the government will write off £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt to enable trusts to better fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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