Coronavirus: Updates as six further deaths confirmed at Shropshire hospitals
Read today's coronavirus updates from across Shropshire, Mid Wales and beyond - as a further six deaths have been confirmed as Shropshire hospitals.
It brings the total to have died with the virus at the trust to 34.
So far 36 people are known to have died in Shropshire with coronavirus, one at a residential complex and another at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.
A further 828 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in the country to 6,483.
In the UK, a total of 7,097 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said today, up by 938 from 6,159 the day before.
Ministers have cautioned it is still too soon to begin lifting the coronavirus lockdown, after Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care undergoing treatment for the disease. The Prime Minister’s condition remains “stable”, according to the latest bulletin from Downing Street issued on Tuesday evening.
The first of the NHS Nightingale hospitals, at London’s ExCel centre, received its first patients yesterday. The Nightingale was built to boost treatment capacity in London but officials stressed that limits had not been reached at other sites across the capital.
Britain has asked the US for 200 ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has said.
The NHS has launched a mental health hotline to offer support to hundreds of thousands of health workers on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.