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Coronavirus: Further 403 patients in England die - with one in Shropshire

Read today's coronavirus updates from across Shropshire, Mid Wales and beyond as a further 403 patients have died in England.

A message for key workers at The Bridge Builder Pub Restaurant in Telford

Among these was a death at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry. This patient died on Saturday.

A total of 4,897 people who tested positive for the virus have now died in England.

Seventy-five more patients have today been confirmed as having died in the Midlands.

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Another four deaths were confirmed in Shropshire yesterday as the county death toll hit 26 and the UK death toll neared 5,000.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after he was admitted for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist. Mr Johnson, 55, tested positive for the virus 10 days ago, and has been in self-isolation inside his Downing Street flat since.

A Number 10 spokeswoman said: “This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus."

Meanwhile Matt Hancock suggested that exercising away from home could be banned before emphasising at the daily briefing that there were no imminent plans to tighten the restrictions.

Oh, and the Queen gave a rare public address to the nation.

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