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Coronavirus: Still 36 parts of England where Covid-19 cases increasing, statistics reveal

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News video: Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS

Almost 20,000 care home residents have died with coronavirus – ONS 00:41

Almost 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died with coronavirus, the majority dying in their care home, official figures show. Death certificates for 19,394 residents mentioned “novel coronavirus” between March 2 and June 12, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

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Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak [Video]

Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak

The MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, has criticised the government's handling of the localised Leicester coronavirus outbreak, claiming they were slow to share data on infection rates with local councils and Public Health England due to contract stipulations with the private contractor carrying out community testing. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder - Hancock [Video]

UK has more to do to understand why virus hits ethnic minorities harder - Hancock

Britain has more work to do to understand why COVID-19 has a disproportionate effect on black and minority ethnic minorities, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.

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Health Secretary praises BAME healthcare workers [Video]

Health Secretary praises BAME healthcare workers

Health Secretary Matt Hancock praised the role played by BAME medical and care workers following the PHE report on the impact of the virus across different groups. At the Downing Street press conference he said: “This is a particularly timely publication, because right across the world, people are angry about racial injustice. “And I get that. Black lives matter. “And I want to say this to everyone who works in the NHS and in social care: I value the contribution that you make, everybody equally."

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Hancock: BAME people at higher risk to coronavirus [Video]

Hancock: BAME people at higher risk to coronavirus

Making a statement in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces the findings of Public Health England's research into disparities in the risks and outcomes of Covid-19. He confirms that being from a black or minority ethnic background is a major risk factor.

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Public Health England: Hundreds of thousands exposed to Covid-19 in March [Video]

Public Health England: Hundreds of thousands exposed to Covid-19 in March

Widespread testing and contact tracing was stopped in mid-March due to the “sheer scale of cases in the UK”, a senior Public Health England official has said. Professor Yvonne Doyle, PHE’s medical director, told the Commons Science and Technology Committee that hundreds of thousands of people had been exposed to coronavirus by the time testing and tracing was stopped around March 12.

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