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Coronavirus in east London / Essex recap: 14 more deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital

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    All care home residents and social care staff with Covid-19 symptoms will be tested for the virus as capacity increases, the Government has pledged.
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  • Currently, only the first five symptomatic residents in a care home setting are tested to provide confirmation of whether there is an outbreak.
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  • The news comes as Public Health England confirmed 1,562 total infections on Essex and 18,472 in London - there has so far been 93,873 across the UK and 12,107 deaths in hospitals.
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  • Waltham Forest has seen 553 confirmed coronavirus cases, and in Redbridge there has been 512.
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  • Today, The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow confirmed 14 further coronavirus death.
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  • There have so far been 132 deaths of COVID-19 patients being cared for by The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust.
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  • Barts Health NHS Trust which runs Whipps Cross Hospital confirmed 15 new coronavirus deaths today, bringing its total death toll to 261.
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  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust's death toll stands at 135 with no new deaths confirmed today.
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