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Coronavirus in east London / Essex live: 20 more deaths at BHRUT hospitals

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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
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  • Mr Johnson was moved to the critical unit at St Thomas' Hospital on Monday evening as part of his ongoing treatment for Covid-19.
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  • He was understood to be conscious when he was moved to intensive care at about 7pm, as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery.
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  • Derek Hill, a professor of medical imaging at University College London (UCL), says Mr Johnson is "extremely sick" - with many coronavirus patients who need intensive care requiring invasive ventilation.
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  • As of yesterday, there have been 858 positive cases in Essex, 389 in Waltham Forest and 311 in Redbridge. In the UK, there have been 5,373 deaths altogether, and 51,608 confirmed cases.
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  • There have been 16 additional Covid-19-related deaths announced at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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  • But there have been nine more deaths at Barts Health Trust, which runs Whipps Cross Hospital, and 20 more at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
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