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Seven new deaths announced at Barts hospitals and four at Princess Alexandra hospital - recap

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    People have been urged to stay at home this weekend, despite the warm weather, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the public should stick with the social distancing rules and resist the temptation to enjoy the sunshine forecast for swathes of the UK on Saturday and Sunday.
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  • The number of infections in Waltham Forest has reached 309, Public Health England confirmed yesterday.
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  • In Redbridge there has been 247 confirmed Covid-19 cases and in Essex 547.
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  • Yesterday, the Princess Alexandra hospital confirmed a further eight coronavirus deaths while Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs Whipps Cross, confirmed another five.
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  • In total there has been 42 confirmed deaths at the Harlow hospital run by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
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  • In total there has been 72 confirmed deaths at hospitals run by Barts Health NHS Trust.
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  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs King George hospital in Ilford – has reported 13 total deaths.
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  • Across the UK there has been 38,168 confirmed infections with a death toll of 3,605.
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  • London has seen 10,247 confirmed cases.