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Coronavirus map LIVE: UK hospital death toll surges in biggest increase in 11 days

The 25 new deaths were all reported in hospitals in England. Scotland recorded no further fatalities for the ninth day in a row.

There were no new deaths in Wales for a third consecutive day, while Northern Ireland does not release figures at the weekend.

The spike of 25 hospital deaths in the UK is the biggest daily increase since July 14 when 28 deaths were reported.

It comes as gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools in England are reopening on Saturday in the latest easing of the lockdown.


The UK’s hospital coronavirus death toll has jumped by 25 in the biggest increase in 11 days (Image: GETTY)

3.40pm update: NHS England says further 25 people have died from COVID-19 in hospital

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A further 25 people whi tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England.

The announcement has been made by NHS England, with the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in the country increasing to 29,272.

The patients were aged between 52 and 93 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

3.32pm update: Coronavirus SHAME: Just 19 families of heroes who died from covid received compensation

Just 19 families of frontline workers who died from coronavirus have qualified for compensation, the Government has admitted.

Relatives of NHS and social care staff in England are entitled to £60,000 to help them cope financially.

The bereavement payment was announced after a campaign by the Daily Express and a cross-party campaign led by Lib Dem Layla Moran.

More than 180 NHS staff in England have died since the start of the pandemic, including GPs, nurses and porters.

Official figures show 51 claims had been made by July 8 but so far only 19 have been assessed as eligible.

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The other 32 claim forms are currently being considered and no decision has yet been made.

The figures were revealed in response to a parliamentary question by Ms Moran.

3.10pm update: Brazil PM Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he has tested negative for coronavirus after spending several weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection.

He posted a picture on social media, appearing with a box of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug he credited for his recovery despite a lack of scientific evidence about its effectiveness.

Alongside this, he wrote his RT-PCR test for Sars-Cov 2 was negative.

But Mr Bolsonaro did not say when he took the test nor did he provide any further details.

The Brazilian President has already reported testing positive three times this month, including an initial diagnosis on July 7 for COVID-19.

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Since then he has been in partial isolation at the presidential residence.

Paul Withers taking over live reporting from Katie Harris.

2.55pm update: Expert warns we could have to live with coronavirus for decades

Humanity could have to live with coronavirus for many years to come, an expert has warned.

Professor Robin Shattock, who is working on a coronavirus vaccine at Imperial College London, said he agreed with growing scientific opinion that coronavirus could be around for decades.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think that’s true – it is highly likely we may need vaccinations to be boosted possibly even on an annual basis like we do for influenza.

“That’s one of the benefits our particular approach has, that it is a low dose and can be used as frequently as it is required.”

2.20pm update: Scotland confirms 27 new coronavirus cases

Scotland has recorded 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the latest Scottish Government figures, taking the total to 18,547.

No further death have been reported and the toll remains at 2,491.

2pm update: Germany may bring in compulsory coronavirus tests for holidaymakers

Germany is considering introducing compulsory coronavirus tests for holidaymakers returning from high-risk destinations, Health Minister Jens Spahn has said.

Mr Spahn told Deutschlandfunk radio station the German government wanted to do everything possible to combat the spread of coronavirus while also respecting people’s basic rights.

He said: “We are also checking whether it is legally possible to oblige someone to do a test, because it would be an encroachment on freedom.”

1.30pm update: Vietnam on high alert after first local coronavirus infection in 100 days

Vietnam has reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three months.

A 57-year-old man from Danang tested positive on Friday.

The country has kept its total tally of cases at just 417 with no deaths after imposing strict quarantine measures and carrying out widespread testing.

Hong Kong has reported 133 new coronavirus cases in a record daily increase (Image: GETTY)

12.45pm update: Number of coronavirus patients in hospital in Ireland lowest since peak

The number of coronavirus patients in hospital in Ireland is at its lowest number since the peak in April, the head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said.

Paul Reid tweeted: “Thankfully this morning, we are at our lowest hospitalised #COVID19 cases since the peak.

“There are 10 confirmed positive cases now in hospital, with 5 in ICU. Our thoughts with everyone for a full recovery.”

12pm update: Hong Kong reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Hong Kong has reported 133 new coronavirus cases in a record daily increase.

A total of 2,000 cases have been confirmed in Hong Kong and 18 people have died.

Jane Nickerson, chief executive of Swim England, has estimated only 20 perent of pools would be opening on Saturday (Image: PA)

11.35am update: Just 20% of pools estimated to reopen on Saturday

Jane Nickerson, chief executive of Swim England, has estimated only 20 perent of pools would be opening on Saturday.

Ms Nickerson told Radio 4’s Today programme: “They haven’t had any money over the last three months at all.

“They probably won’t be doing swimming lessons to start with and they will be doing lane swimming with less people, which means they can’t afford to open.

“Without some Government support, I think a lot of pools will fail to open this year or if ever.”

10.50am update: Russia coronavirus cases jump by 5,871

Russia has reported 5,871 new coronavirus cases and 146 further deaths.

The total number of confirmed infections has reached 806,720 and the death toll is 13,192.

Gyms are reopening across England today in the latest easing of the coronavirus lockdown (Image: PA)

10.10am update: Overweight and obese people urged to shed pounds over coronavirus risk

People who are overweight or obese are being urged to lose weight after new research found a greater risk of hospitalisation and death from coronavirus.

The report by Public Health England (PHE) concluded that people who are overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9, have a higher risk of hospitalisation and poor outcomes if they catch coronavirus.

It also discovered that having a BMI of 35 to 40 increases the risk of death from coronavirus by 40 percent.

9am update: China reports 34 further coronavirus cases

Mainland China has recorded 34 new coronavirus cases, the National Health Commission has said.

Of these, 20 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, nine were in the northeastern province of Liaoning and the remaining five were imported cases.

China also reported 74 new asymptomatic cases.

The country has confirmed a total of 83,784 coronavirus cases and 4,634 deaths.

UK coronavirus map as of July 24 (Image: EXPRESS)

8.15am update: Germany coronavirus cases up 781

Germany has reported a further 781 coronavirus infections taking the total number of confirmed cases to 204,964.

The country’s death toll rose by 7 to 9,118, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.

7.30am update: Gyms reopening in latest easing of lockdown

Gyms are reopening across England today in the latest easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools are allowed to open their doors from today after being forced to close in March.

People will be able to work out with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

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