Published On: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK crime drops 21 percent in lockdown but Priti Patel issues warning | UK | News

According to the Government, crime has fallen 21 percent but fraudsters are using the COVID-19 outbreak to exploit millions across the UK. Although crime has dropped, the Home Secretary admitted crime is continuing to adapt. The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 917, according to the latest figures from health chiefs. A total of 9,875 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday, up by 917 from 8,958 the day before. Of the 823 new hospital deaths announced today by NHS England, 115 occurred on April 10 while 695 took place between April 1 and April 9. The remaining 12 deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 25.

NHS England releases updated figures every day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including new deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago. This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, post-mortem tests to be processed, and data from the tests to be validated.

The figures published today by NHS England show that April 4 currently has the highest total for the most hospital deaths occurring in a single day – 671 – though this is likely to change in future updates.


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Coronavirus UK: The number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the UK (Image: Sky/GETTY)

A total of 542 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland have died, a rise of 47 on Friday’s figure, according to the Scottish Government.

Across Scotland, 29,903 people have now been tested for COVID-19, with 5,590 testing positive.

As of Friday night, 1,855 patients were in hospital with either confirmed or suspected coronavirus, an increase of 23.

Of those, 212 were being treated in intensive care units, up five from the previous night and the same number as on Thursday.


Sunday April 13


Hotel guests in Beijing will from today have to provide negative test results, stock (Image: GETTY)

1.40am update: Beijing hotels 

From April 12, travellers who enter Beijing will have to provide negative test results to check-in at hotels. 

Guests should provide information about their contacts also, according to The Straits Times. 

1.10am update: China delays exports 

Chinese masks and ventilator exports could be delayed for a few hours or a few days. 

The General Administration of Customs announced a new policy to inspect all equipment before export. 

The policy comes after complaints over quality. 

12.40am update: Taiwan emergency relief 

Taiwan has pledged funds to its tourism sector as part of an NT$1.05trillion (£28.2billion) aid package, 

Transportations and Communications Minister Lin Chia-lung said:  “Some 300,000 employees of the tourism sector, including tour leaders, travel guides, hotel and tourist park employees, as well as transport workers such as tour bus and cab drivers, will be covered by this plan.” 

The central bank has cut its full-year economic growth outlook to 1.92 percent, from the 2.57 percent forecasted in December.


Experts have warned China will not be safe until coronavirus stops spreading (Image: GETTY)

12.10am update: Promising trial signs 

Two-thirds of seriously ill coronavirus patients saw their condition improve after taking a drug previously used to fight Ebola. 

Gilead Services, the developer of remdesvir, sponsored the study. 

Jonathan D Grein of Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre said:  “We cannot draw definitive conclusions from these data.

“But the observations from this group of hospitalised patients who received remdesivir are hopeful.”

Saturday April 12

11.40pm update: China not safe 

China’s top epidemiologists have warned the country may not be safe from coronavirus until it stops spreading around the world. 

Zhong Nanshan, who leads the National Health Commission’s COVID-19 panel, warned in a video conference with South Korean experts:  “Europe has become more serious about [social] distancing … which is crucial to reduce transmission.

“[But] we are very worried about the US, where [new cases] are growing at about 20,000 every day … the world cannot control [the disease] and be at peace as long as there is an outbreak in any country.”  

11.10pm update: Three variants 

Geneticists have determined they are three variants of coronavirus spreading around the world. 

“There are too many rapid mutations to neatly trace a Covid-19 family tree. We used a mathematical network algorithm to visualise all the plausible trees simultaneously,” said Peter Forster, a geneticist at the University of Cambridge and lead author of the study, which involves British and German geneticists. 

All three types came from the first pathodgen found in bats, but eveolved in different ways. 

Gursimran Hans has taken over live reporting from Bill McLoughlin. 

8.47pm update: Liverpool recovery centre plans revealed

Plans for a 500-bed recovery centre to ease the pressure on Merseyside hospitals have been revealed by Liverpool City Council. 

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “We’ve been working hard to come up with a plan for a centre that helps get people out of hospital quickly so they aren’t taking up beds for a moment longer than they need to.

“We all know our hospitals will be under immense pressure even before we reach the expected peak of cases so it is vital that we have additional capacity available in the system.”

8.29pm update: US death figures overtake Italy 

The US has now reported 19,701 deaths, surpassing Italy’s 19,468 according to John Hopkins University. 

7.29pm update: NHS nurse dies after self-isolating

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust said has revealed one of its nurses has died after self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms. 

Julie Omar, 52, died at home yesterday morning after developing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Trust chief executive Matthew Hopkins said: “It is with great sorrow that I have to share with you the sad news that a much-loved member of our nursing team – Julie Omar – has died.

“Julie, who was just 52, had been self-isolating at home after developing symptoms of COVID-19, but sadly her condition deteriorated and she died at home yesterday morning.”

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Coronavirus: Uk coronavirus Map (Image: Express)

6.59pm updater Cases rise in Ireland

Health authorities in Ireland have confirmed have confirmed 553 new cases of COVID-19 today. 

There are now 8,928 cases overall, while the death toll has risen to 320 after a further 33 deaths were reported on Saturday.

6.49pm update: Royal Air Force thanks Turkey for PPE delivery

The RAF has praised the Turkish Air Force following a delivery of PPE today. 

An estimated 250,000 items of PPE arrived at RAF Brize Norton. 

In response, the RAF said: “Turkish Air Force A400M has landed at RAF Brize Norton to deliver 250,000 items of PPE equipment for our NHS.

“Thank you to Turkey, valued friend and ally, for such a vital contribution in the fight against coronavirus.” 

5.57pm update: Police ready to act if public break rules 

Priti Patel also confirmed today that the police are ready to act if members of the public break social distancing measures. 

Ms Patel said: “If you don’t play your part, our selfless police, who are out there risking their lives to save others, will be unafraid to act.”

5.21pm update: “No easy course”

Professor Stephen Powis of NHS England admitted during the press briefing that the lockdown measures will be led by scientific evidence. 

He did add that dealing with the pandemic will not be an easy or short period. 

He said: “It’s highly likely that over time this virus will become established worldwide in populations.”

“This was never going to be a sprint over a few weeks.

“It’s only a couple of months since this virus emerged, we are learning more and more about this virus all the time.

“There is no easy course through this.”

5.04pm update: 1,084 fines issued for non-compliance

Mr Hewitt also stated the police will carefully implement the social distancing measures issued by the Government. 

So far during the pandemic, he also confirmed data from 37 forces in England and Wales has shown that 1,084 fines have been issued for non-compliance. 

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Coronavirus LIVE: Priti Patel starts press briefing (Image: Sky News)

4.56pm update: Domestic abuse campaign launched

As well as the £2million package from the Government, Ms Patel also launched a new public awareness scheme. 

The ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign will aim to give those battling domestic abuse, reassurance while the UK is in lockdown. 

Ms Patel said: “Coronavirus has opened Britain’s enormous heart and shown our love and compassion for one another as we come together to help those most in need.

“I am now asking this nation to use that amazing compassion and community spirit to embrace those trapped in the horrific cycle of abuse.

“And to help us all look out for those who need help, we have created a symbol of hope – a handprint with a heart on – so that people can easily show that we will not tolerate abuse as a society, and that we stand in solidarity with victims of domestic abuse.”

4.47pm update: Crime falls 21 percent but fraud risk increases

Speaking at the No 10 press briefing today, Home Secretary Priti Patel said £1.8million has been lost to fraud scams. 

Although overall figures had dropped she warned crime continues to adapt. 

Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Martin Hewitt also confirmed the statistics. 

He said: “Initial figures from all forces show a 21 per cent fall in overall crime across the last four weeks compared to the same period last year.”

4.20pm update: No 10 press briefing begins

The Home Secretary has announced a new campaign to help those who are suffering from domestic abuse. 

She has also announced an additional £2million fund to help domestic abuse helplines and online support. 

3.55pm update: Scotland deaths rise 

A total of 542 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed. 

The number of deaths has increased by 47 over the last 24 hours. 

3.29pm update: Spain defends decision on non-essential workers

The Spanish government has defended its decision to allow non-essential workers to return to their jobs in factories and construction sites. 

The WHO has warned the has warned lifting measures too soon could be incredibly dangerous but Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa said the country remained in strict lockdown.

He said: “We still have very, very drastic restrictions in place.”

Additional reporting by Simon Osborne. 

2.30pm update:  Priti Patel to lead Downing Street briefing

Today’s Downing Street coronavirus briefing will begin at 4pm and will be led for the first time by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

2.08pm update: NHS England reveals daily death toll

NHS England said further 823 people have died in hospital in England after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total deaths there to 8,937.

Patients were aged between 11 and 102 years old and 33 of the 823 patients aged between 29 and 94 years old had no known underlying health condition.

1.38pm update: Starmer condemns Hancock over PPE ‘insult’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said it was “insulting” to suggest health care workers were “wasting” PPE.

His comments come after Health Secretary Matt Hancock reminded NHS workers not to “overuse” PPE and to follow the guidelines for its correct use.

Sir Keir tweeted: “It is quite frankly insulting to imply front line staff are wasting PPE.

“There are horrific stories of NHS staff and care workers not having the equipment they need to keep them safe.

“The Government must act to ensure supplies are delivered.”

1.18pm update: WHO chiefs invesigate reports of secondary positive tests

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge.

South Korean officials reported 91 patients thought cleared of the infection had tested positive again.

Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said the virus may have been “reactivated” rather than the patients being re-infected.

A WHO spokesman said: “We are aware of these reports of individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19 using polymerase chain reaction testing and then after some days testing positive again.

“We are closely liaising with our clinical experts and working hard to get more information on those individual cases.”

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Boris Johnson received daily messages from his fiancee Carrie Symonds while he was in intensive care (Image: REUTERS)

1.05pm update: Downing Street issues Boris Johnson health update

Downing Street has given an update on the condition of the Prime Minister following his release from intensive care on Thursday.

Speaking on Saturday, a Number 10 spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister continues to make very good progress.”

12.48pm update: Dutch coronavirus death toll rises by 132

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 1,316 to 24,413 today.

Dutch health authorities said 132 people died from the disease over the last 24 hours, taking the country’s cumulative death toll to 2,643.

12.32pm update: Boris fiancee sent daily letters and baby scans

Boris Johnson’s fiancee sent him letters and baby scans to lift his spirits during his time in intensive care, it has emerged.

Carrie Symonds sent the Prime Minister daily updates, including images of their unborn child, as he struggled with coronavirus at St Thomas’ hospital in central London, a Downing Street source confirmed.

The couple have not seen each other since he was admitted to hospital almost a week ago, according to a report in the Sun newspaper.

Ms Symonds, who is due to give birth in two months, has also been ill with coronavirus-like symptoms in recent weeks, but has not been tested.

Mr Johnson, 55, was transferred to intensive care last Monday after his condition worsened, but he was discharged back to a ward on Thursday.

Number 10 has since confirmed he is able to take short walks as he begins his recovery.

12.09pm update: Tourism chiefs warn of ‘permanent ghost towns’

Seaside resorts risk becoming permanent “ghost towns” as their economies are hit by reduced visitor numbers during the coronavirus pandemic, councils have warned.

Towns and villages heavily reliant on seasonal tourism are said to be facing an unprecedented challenge, as the public heeds government social distancing advice to stay indoors.

The District Councils’ Network (DCN), which represents many local authorities in England’s tourist and culture locations, is now calling for the Government to provide financial support to areas most at risk to help them eventually recover.

Mark Crane, DCN’s lead member for stronger economies, said: “Some of our finest, most picturesque and beautiful tourist villages and towns, including those rich in cultural importance and heritage, face an unprecedented challenge.

“These are places dependent on seasonal demand in order to survive, which are usually guaranteed large numbers of visitors week in week out, but this year this is sadly unlikely to be the case.

“With people rightly staying away to minimise the spread of infection, this could have a devastating impact on many places that rely on the tourism industry.”

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The latest UK coronavirus figures (Image: EXPRESS)

11.42am update: Spain’s death toll passes 16,000

The death toll from coronavirus in Spain has passed the 16,000 mark after another 510 people lost their lives to the disease in the last 24 hours, health officials announced today.

But the figure has dropped for a third day in a row and marks the smallest overnight increase since March 23.

Total fatalities from the virus rose to 16,353, from 15,843 on Friday while the number of confirmed cases climbed to 161,852 from 157,022.

10.48am update: China reports rise in new coronavirus cases

China reported a rise in new coronavirus cases today amid fears a second wave of infections could sweep the country as lockdowns are eased and travel restrictions lifted.

The new cases were mostly in travellers arriving from abroad with doctors in the central city of Wuhan, where the virus initially emerged, warning its behaviour was still not well-understood.

Addressing concerns of a fresh coronavirus wave, Wang Xinghuan, president of Wuhan’s Leishenshan hospital, said: “We can’t say that there is no such potential risk.

“At present, from the hospital perspective, our understanding of the virus is still very insufficient.

Mainland China’s tally of infections now stands at 81,953 with the death rising by three on Friday to 3,339.

10.13am update: Russia reports 1,667 new coronavirus cases

Russia reported 1,667 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 13,584.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country rose by 12 to 106, according to the Russian coronavirus crisis response centre.

9.38am update: Nurses’ leaders renew demands for protective equipment

The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing said she was frequently fielding calls from nurses saying they did not have enough personal protective equipment (PPE).

Dame Donna Kinnair said it was those working in the community, such as midwives, who required additional supplies, as well as those in intensive care units.

She told Radio 4’s Today programme: “What we are hearing from nurses on a daily basis – I’ve got emails in my inbox and calls daily – is that they don’t have the protection available that they need.

“It is tantamount on this Government to give health care workers the right equipment so they can go out and look after their patients.

“Often they haven’t got gowns. This cannot be right.

“We have 74,000 confirmed cases and therefore we will need equipment to care for these individuals.”

9.06am update: Coronavirus claims lives of 19 NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that 19 NHS workers have died from coronavirus.

Mr Hancock told BBC Breakfast on Saturday: “My heart goes out to their families, these are people who have put themselves

5.55am update: WHO warning

The World Health Organisation has warned against rushing into lifting restrictions, despite positive data from some countries in Europe. 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a virtual news conference:  “Lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a deadly resurgence.

“The way down can be as dangerous as the way up if not managed properly.”

He said, however, the WHO was working with Governments to formulate plans to ease restrictions.

5.50am update: US becomes first country to hit 2,000 deaths in one day 

In the last 24 hours, 2108 people died from coronavirus in the US. 

There are more than half a million confirmed infections. 

But, the White House COVID-19 taskforce has said the infections are starting level off. 

Though Dr Deborah Blix admitted: “As encouraging as they are, we have not reached the peak.”

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Alyssa Milano called on fellow Americans to not stockpile weapons (Image: GETTY)

5.45am update: Stockpiling weapons 

‘Charmed’ actress Alyssa Milano warned fellow Americans against stockpiling weapons in response to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Ms Milano tweeted:  “Americans bought over 2 million firearms in March of 2020, over a million more than this time last year.

“We have to keep each other safe by social distancing and washing our hands and not bringing dangerous firearms into our homes.”

5.40am update: Economic shrinkage

Forecasters at the  National Institute of Economic and Social Research have said the UK economy could shrink by a quarter in the second quarter of the year. 

The economic output went down 5% in the first quarter. 

5.35am update: Costume makers join forces 

Costume makers who dress actors have joined forces to mark scrubs to deal with the coronavirus outbreak and support health workers. 

Over 150 costume makers have joined up, and are led by Dulcie Scott, who helped make Ruth Wilson’s dress on His Dark Materials. 

The designer told Reuters:  “It went way beyond anything I could have imagined. 

 “We have the most phenomenal, world-class network of costume makers helping us.”


Russia has suspended production of Soyuz rockets (Image: GETTY)

4.45am update: Los Angeles County warning

Los Angeles County officials have warned the region needs to significantly increase social distancing. 

Lockdown restrictions could stay in place until the summer otherwise. 

Officials forecast up to 30 percent of the population could be infected by mid-summer. 

Ten million people live in LA County with it having a GDP higher than countries like Belgium and Norway. 

3.45am update: Russia suspends rocket production 

The manufacturer of Russia’s Soyuz-2 rocket has confirmed production has paused to protect workers. 

Dmitry Baranov, general director of the Samara Space Center, said the company has 52 Soyuz rockets built with 40 of them in storage and 12 at spaceports awaiting missions. 

Soyuz rockets are used for International Space Station transportation. 

2.45am update: Apple and Google join forces 

Apple and Google will add technology to their smartphones which could notify users if they come into contact with someone with coronavirus. 

People would need to opt-in to the system, but it could monitor a third of the global population. 

The companies will add the ability for devices in mid-May to exchange anonymous information via public health apps. 

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Tory MP Robert Halfon has called for a day to be set aside to remember coronavirus heroes (Image: GETTY)

1.45am update: Rail union chief suspended

Steve Hedley,  assistant general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said on Facebook:  “I don’t want to offend you, but if Bojo pops his clogs, I’m throwing a party. 

“I hope the whole Cabinet and higher echelons of the Tory party have been touching various bits of him.” 

On Wednesday, Mr Hedley insisted he stood by his words. 

In a joint statement, RMT president Michelle Rodgers and general secretary Mick Cash said: “Steve Hedley’s comments do not represent the views of this trade union and are wholly unacceptable.”

On Friday, a spokesman for the RMT added: “Following a meeting of the union’s National Executive a decision has been made to suspend senior assistant general secretary Steve Hedley with immediate effect while a formal investigation takes place into his conduct.”

12.30am update: Coronavirus Remembrance Day 

Tory MP, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, has called for a day to be set aside to remember people who made sacrifices to support the country during the outbreak. 

Mr Halfon suggested the day the virus arrived in Britain as an option. 

Writing in Conservative Home, he argued:  “Every year, we have an important Remembrance Day in early November, to commemorate the fallen in all our military battles since the First World War. The coronavirus is a different kind of war, but a war nevertheless. As the Prime Minister said, it is a war against an invisible enemy.”

12:25am update: Trump’s decision 

US President Donald Trump is set to review the nation’s measures at the end of April. 

Trump could extend them but he could also encourage the re-opening of the nation. 

He said at a briefing:  “I’m going to have to make a decision, and I hope to God that it’s the right decision. 

“It’s the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make.”

He insisted facts would determine his next move. 

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Congresswoman Liz Cheney accused the WHO of being CCP puppets (Image: GETTY)

12.15am update: Saudi royal family

Over 150 members of the Saudi royal family are thought to have contracted the virus. 

The New York Times cited a source close to the House of Saud. 

The news is thought to have played a part in the ceasefire in Yemen.  

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