Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'responds to treatment' and work under way at Birmingham Airport mortuary
Read today's coronavirus updates as a further 70 people have died across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
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- 70 more people have died across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire in the latest figures released today.
- In the UK, a total of 7,097 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Tuesday, up by 938 from 6,159 the day before.
- Ministers have cautioned it is still too soon to begin lifting the coronavirus lockdown.
- Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” as he remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit where he is being treated for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.
- The first of the NHS Nightingale hospitals, at London’s ExCel centre, received its first patients yesterday. Work on the Nightingale Hospital at Birmingham's NEC is continuing.
- Work gathers pace on the mortuary at Birmingham Airport. It should be ready in 10 days. Part of the facility is already complete and being used for storage, as deaths in the West Midlands increase and regional mortuaries reach capacity.
- 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.
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