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Coronavirus: England death count review reduces UK toll by 5,000

3 hours 3 min ago
Deaths recorded in England had included people who tested positive months before they died.
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Coronavirus: Exposure rate 'similar' in London and Stockholm

20 hours 5 min ago
Antibody tests suggest similar exposure to the virus in the two capitals, despite different strategies.
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Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

20 hours 19 min ago
An NHS Confederation report predicts a 20% increase in demand for services in the coming months.
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Coronavirus: Test and trace system 'successful', says health minister

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:00
Health minister Edward Argar says it is "evolving and flexing", amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers.
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'A Hinge date saved my life' and other cancer dating stories

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:02
Dating during lockdown is hard enough in 2020, but how do you deal with it when cancer is in the mix too?
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Coronavirus: Contact tracers to be reduced by 6,000 in England

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:51
The rest will focus on reaching positive cases and their contacts in local areas, alongside local teams.
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Coronavirus: Little evidence of Covid transmission in schools, says Williamson

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:30
The education secretary says a new coronavirus study supports the government decision to reopen schools.
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Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:28
Ministers want nursing jobs in England to be more accessible, but a union says the plan falls short.
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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 00:33
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
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Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more visitors

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 17:10
Residents will be allowed up to three outdoor visitors at a time from Monday, ministers announce.
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Coronavirus: Moral duty to get all children back in school - PM

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 02:54
Boris Johnson wants schools in England to be the last sector to close in any future local lockdowns.
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Coronavirus: Randox recalls up to 750,000 test kits over safety concerns

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 13:05
Some kits sent to care homes should be returned, but the government says the risk to safety is low.
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Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:04
The new rules apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship as more quarantine restrictions start.
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Nurses and NHS staff protest over pay rise 'snub'

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 00:01
A thousand people are expected to march in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Merthyr over nurses' pay.
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Coronavirus: NHS England scales back private sector deal

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:41
A deal in which NHS England had access to 92% of private hospitals beds will come to an end.
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Coronavirus: Cancer survivor calls mammogram refusal 'ageist'

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:13
Janet Wilkie criticises the suspension of breast screenings for the over 70s due to the pandemic.
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Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:46
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.
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Separated twins' parents thank Colchester nurses for pictures

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:32
The premature babies were treated in hospitals 60 miles apart but an app kept their parents updated.
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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:59
But the South Korean study couldn't say how much this group actually passed coronavirus on.
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Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:57
Female breast cancer patients were much more likely to survive than other patients, a study says.
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