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Coronavirus: Nearly 10,000 deaths in care homes

Nearly 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in care homes in England and Wales, figures suggest. But for the second week running the Office for National Statistics review of death ...

Coronavirus: UK too slow to increase testing capacity, say MPs

The government’s ability to test people for coronavirus has been “inadequate” throughout the pandemic, a committee of MPs has said. The Science and Technology Committee ...

Delirium ‘may be common’ in Covid seriously ill

Delirium and confusion may be common among some seriously-ill hospital patients with Covid-19, a study in The Lancet suggests. Long stays in intensive care and being ventilated are ...

Coronavirus: Half a million access suicide prevention course

More than half a million people have accessed online training that aims to prevent suicide in the last three weeks alone, a charity has said. The Zero Suicide Alliance said 503,000 ...

Coronavirus: UK daily death figure dips to lowest level since March

The UK’s daily figure for coronavirus deaths has dropped to 170 – the lowest since the day after lockdown began. The announcement comes a week after the first easing of ...

Coronavirus: Imaging equipment ‘woefully underfunded’

Radiologists say they are “very concerned” patients may not be cured of serious illnesses when demand for services increases, due to a lack of imaging equipment in the ...

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots

Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts. They say the clots, also known as thrombosis, could ...

Coronavirus infection ‘R’ rate in UK creeps up

The infection rate in the UK has gone up and is close to the point where the virus starts spreading rapidly, government scientific advice says. The so-called “R-number” ...

Coronavirus: Mental health of NHS staff at long-term risk

NHS staff are at risk of high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder if they don’t get the right support as the coronavirus outbreak subsides, health service adviser Prof Neil ...

One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest

One in 400 people in England is infected with coronavirus, a survey of 11,000 people in households suggests. They were asked to carry out swab tests over the two weeks up to 10 May. This ...