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US News Another 159 people die after testing positive for coronavirus in England

17:21  30 march  2020
17:21  30 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus

  Merkel in quarantine after doctor tests positive for virus BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Merkel's spokesman said the German chancellor, who is 65, was informed about the doctor's test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the virus. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Merkel had received a precautionary vaccine Friday against pneumococcal infection.Seibert said in a statement that Merkel would undergo "regular tests" in the coming days and continue with her work from home for the time being.

Illinois Governor JB Prtizer announced the first infant death from coronavirus in the state. Coronavirus is not usually fatal in infants.

In England , 190 more people have died in that time after testing positive for coronavirus . NHS England said they were aged between 39 and 105 and all but four patients - aged between 57 and 87 - had underlying health conditions. England 's total number of deaths is now 1,125.

a yellow bus driving down the road © NetStorage Another 159 people have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 1,284.

A further six people have died in Scotland, taking the total to 47, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

In Wales, the number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus is 62, a rise of 14, health officials said.

The number of people who have died in Northern Ireland has risen by one to 22, health officials said, with the total number of cases at 533.

Across Scotland, 1,563 people have tested positive for the virus as of 9am on Monday, up 179 from 1,384 on Sunday.

Ms Sturgeon added that the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) will be turned into a field hospital and cancer screening programmes will be paused to help the NHS respond to the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus deaths in Spain surge by 832 in 24 hours

  Coronavirus deaths in Spain surge by 832 in 24 hours The number of people to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Spain has surged by 832 to 5,690. A further 8,189 cases were detected in the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 72,248.The rise in Spain came as German chancellor Angela Merkel thanked people in her country for being largely compliant during the lockdown there.The number of confirmed cases in Germany has continued to increase, with Ms Merkel's chief of staff saying the shutdown would not be eased before 20 April.

Robert Jenrick pays tribute to Consulatant Amged El-Hawrani who is the first NHS frontline worker to die amid the coronavirus outbreak that is sweeping the world.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the UK has exceeded 100 with 115 people having now tested positive , the Department of Health and Social Care has said. One patient with underlying health conditions has died after testing positive for coronavirus , the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust said.

Scotland's chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said the actual number of cases in the country is now estimated at more than 100,000.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the COVID-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "210 new cases have tested positive for COVID-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,451, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher."

Northern Ireland's new regulations to enforce social distancing include fines of up to £5,000 for those failing to follow laws aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed on Sunday the UK had reached 10,000 tests a day, which he added was ahead of schedule as the government works towards conducting 25,000 tests a day.

Health minister Helen Whately defended the UK's coronavirus testing regime following growing calls for the country to hugely expand its programme.

She told Sky News the country is "right at the top of the league table" for COVID-19 testing - despite admitting countries such as South Korea and Germany have conducted a much greater number of tests.

The World Health Organisation has previously called on national governments to "test, test, test" as the "backbone" of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: in contact with a doctor who tested positive, Angela Merkel goes into quarantine .
© AFP (archives) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to quarantine herself immediately after being in contact with a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus. The German Chancellor has "decided to go into quarantine immediately" after being in contact Friday with a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus, announced Sunday the spokesman for the German government.

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