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Coronavirus in Hertfordshire recap: Fundraiser for Watford nurse who died

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    Seven more deaths have been announced in Hertfordshire hospitals today.
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  • There were no additional deaths in West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust and Hertfordshire Community Trust today, but there were seven more announced in East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
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  • Meanwhile, in England, 403 more deaths have been announced in the last 24 hours - bringing the total to 4,897.
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  • As of today, there have been 870 confirmed cases in Hertfordshire and 51,608 in the UK.
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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for coronavirus, spent the night in hospital after he was admitted for tests as his symptoms persist.
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  • The news came just an hour after the Queen delivered a message of hope to the nation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • In Scotland, the country’s chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, resigned following criticism for visiting her second home and not adhering to social distancing advice.
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned outdoor exercise could be banned if people continued to flout the social distancing rules.
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