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- UK sees largest one-day increase in deaths. A total of 1,789 patients have died in UK hospitals after testing positive as of 5pm on Monday (BST), the country’s Department of Health and Social Care says. That is up 381 from 1,408 on the previous 24 hours and represents a 27% day-on-day increase – by far the biggest so far.
- Covid-19 was mentioned on 210 death certificates in England and Wales by 20 March, according to new stats released this morning by the ONS. This was the first time non-hospital deaths (so deaths in the community and in care homes) were included in the death figures.
- UK shows early signs of flattening the curve. The NHS needs everyone to play their part in reducing transmission of the virus, the medical director of NHS England Stephen Powis says, as signs emerge that physical distancing measures are beginning to work.
- Thousands of new ventilators are to be delivered to the NHS next week, Michael Gove told the daily news conference. He said that as well as buying more from abroad, the UK was developing new sources of supply at home, which would roll off the production line this weekend to NHS hospitals.
- There are some signs that physical distancing measures are working to flatten the spread of infection, but this is no time to become complacent, said Stephen Powis, the medical director of NHS England. He said while there was a “bit of a plateau” in the number of new cases testing positive, “we must not take our foot off the pedal”. Gove added “this is absolutely not the time” to be relaxing physical distancing measures: “People’s sacrifices are worth it, they are making a difference, but we must not let up.”
- Nearly 3,000 migrant doctors, nurses and paramedics plus their family members are to have their visas extended for a year to assist the fight against coronavirus, the Home Office announced. The extension, which is free of charge, will apply to about 2,800 NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October.
- Global deaths pass 40,000. Data collected by Johns Hopkins University researchers show at least 40,636 people have died across the world, while 174,019 people have recovered after becoming infected. At least 823,479 people have been infected.
- US deaths now exceed those in China. Monday was the deadliest day yet for the US, which has now lost more than 3,400 people. The figures mean the coronavirus death toll has now surpassed that of the 11 September terror attacks and is greater than that of China – 3,309.
- Italy death toll rises by 837. A total of 12,428 people are now known to have died in the southern European country; the world’s worst national death toll. Some 77,635 are currently infected with an increase of 2,107 new cases on Tuesday, 459 more than Monday.
- Worst FTSE quarter since 1987. The FTSE 100 posts its worst quarter since autumn 1987 as it closes for the night at 5671 points (up 108 points, or 1.95% today). That means it has shed 24.8% of its value in the last three months. That’s its second-worst quarter since being created in 1984.
- More than 1,000 have now died in the Netherlands. The number of deaths in the Netherlands resulting from the epidemic rises by 175 to 1,039. The number of confirmed infections has increased by 845 to 12,595, the Netherlands’ National Institute for Health (RIVM) says.
- Sierra Leone confirms first case. The president of the west African nation says a 37-year-old man who traveled from France on 16 March and has been in isolation ever since has tested positive.
- ‘Stay healthy!’ US urges Americans left behind in Pakistan. A US government-arranged flight is to leave Islamabad in Pakistan on Wednesday night to repatriate Americans in the country. But not all US nationals will be on it. Their embassy’s advice to them while they await a plan to get them home is: “Stay healthy!”
- Ireland: confirmed cases of coronavirus halve. Ireland on Monday confirmed 295 new cases, the second highest daily number, bringing the total to 2,910. It recorded eight deaths, bringing the death toll to 54. Northern Ireland has 533 confirmed cases and 22 deaths.