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8 deaths at Princess Alexandra, five at Barts Health Trust - recap

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Coronavirus in Essex / east London recap: Deaths at Princess Alexandra and Barts Health Trust

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    Yesterday it was confirmed that a 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus died at Kings College Hospital on Monday
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  • He is thought to be the youngest person to have died from the virus in the UK.
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  • A 19-year-old who had no underlying health conditions has also died after testing positive for the virus.
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  • The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK rose by 381 yesterday - bringing the death toll to 1,789.
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  • As of yesterday, 25,150 cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the UK.
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  • • Essex - 380
  • • Waltham Forest - 230
  • • Redbridge - 177
  • • Havering - 127
  • • Other
  • • Newham - 287
  • • Tower Hamlets - 225
  • • Enfield - 174
  • • Haringey - 161
  • • Barking & Dagenham - 125
  • • Barnet – 130
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  • Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said the first known death of a child in the UK following a positive test for Covid-19 was "particularly significant".
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  • Scientists have also warned that mass public testing for coronavirus could have a negative impact on compliance with social isolation and other protective behaviours.
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