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Coronavirus: Updates as Boris Johnson fights virus in intensive care

By Andrew Turton | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

Read Tuesday's coronavirus updates from across the Black Country, Staffordshire and beyond.

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab will be leading the Government while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being treated in hospital

It's been confirmed that a further 79 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

Overall the deaths of a further 758 people have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in England.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “stable” after spending the night in intensive care following a worsening of his coronavirus symptoms, Downing Street has said.

In his absence, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab, will take charge of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

We're into week three of life under lockdown and we'll be bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 from across the region and further afield.

That includes serious news, the best of your photos and more fantastic videos from our local NHS heroes.

See today's updates here:

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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