Shropshire Star

Coronavirus: Latest updates as UK death toll passes 18,000

See coronavirus updates from across Shropshire, Mid Wales and beyond from April 22.

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Live samples in test tubes are held in a container during the opening of a new Covid-19 testing lab

Another 759 coronavirus deaths were confirmed across the UK meaning more than 18,000 people have now died in the country's hospitals alone.

However none of these deaths took place in Shropshire, where the hospital death toll remains at 67.

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Meanwhile police officers are upping patrols along the River Severn in Shrewsbury to stop people gathering and in Newtown Laura Ashley workers are returning to work to produce thousands of sets of scrubs each week.

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