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Coronavirus in east London / Essex recap: Fundraiser for Goodmayes Hospital nurse who died

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    There have been no additional Covid-19-related deaths announced at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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  • But there have been nine more deaths at Barts Health Trust, which runs Whipps Cross Hospital, and 18 more at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
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  • Yesterday, Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow confirmed that midwife Lynsay Coventry, 54, died on Thursday after testing positive for coronavirus. She is the first serving midwife to die of the virus.
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  • As of today, there have been 858 positive cases in Essex, 389 in Waltham Forest and 311 in Redbridge. In the UK, there have been 5,373 deaths altogether, and 51,608 confirmed cases.
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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in hospital after he was admitted for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist.
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  • The news came just an hour after the Queen delivered a message of hope to the nation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • In Scotland, the country’s chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, resigned following criticism for visiting her second home and not adhering to social distancing advice.
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned outdoor exercise could be banned if people continued to flout the social distancing rules.
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