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The toll of reported hospital deaths in the UK has passed 10,000, up from 9,875 the previous day. The daily rise of reported hospital deaths has thus slowed down, but as always, a delay in the reporting of deaths as well as delayed test results for those who have died prevent clear cut insights into the behaviour of the curve.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital today and released a video address to the nation, in which he thanked NHS staff for saving his life. The PM mentioned two immigrant nurses in particular, who had monitored him round-the-clock for 48 hours in ICU. The NHS, he said, “is unconquerable. It is powered by love.”
The health secretary Matt Hancock refused to apologise over the delay in providing NHS frontline staff with PPE, after the Royal College of Nursing had said that staff might have to refuse treating patients if they did not have appropriate protection as a last resort.
Hancock announced the development of a new tracing app, that would let people enter personal health data, recent contacts and coronavirus symptoms, as the government got under increased pressure to announce plans for an exit strategy so that the lockdown can eventually be lifted.
The Scottish government is to publish data on the deaths of elderly care home residents from Covid-19 after disclosing more than a third of Scotland’s care homes have had coronavirus cases.
The global death toll has passed 110,000, reaching 110,892, according to the John Hopkins University tracker. The number of confirmed cases has passed 1.8m.
Singapore has announced 233 new infections, bringing the total number to 2,532.
Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun returning to Idlib, some driven by fear of the spread of the coronavirus to camps by the Turkish border.
Italy’s death toll has continued to slow, reporting 431 deaths – the lowest daily rise since 19 March.
Spain’s daily death toll has risen after falling for three days in a row, with 619 new deaths registered in the last 24 hours compared to 510 the day before.
New York’s death toll has slowed, with governor Andrew Cuomo announcing there have been 758 deaths in the state in the last day, down from 783 the day before.
The Netherlands has passed 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, while the number of deaths has risen by 94 to 2,737.
Italy has ordered 149 migrants onboard a rescue ship off its coast to be quarantined and tested for the coronavirus before they can disembark.