Coronavirus: Further 403 patients in England die
Read today's coronavirus updates from across the Black Country, Staffordshire and beyond as a further 403 patients have died in England.
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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Yesterday 32 more coronavirus patients were confirmed to have died in the Black Country and Birmingham, bringing the death toll in that region alone past 500.
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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