Coronavirus update: Global death toll approaches 200,000 as seven more die in Bucks hospitals

The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Buckinghamshire hospitals has risen to 75, the latest figures show, up seven from yesterday.

Friday, 24th April 2020, 4:33 pm
Updated Friday, 24th April 2020, 4:35 pm

709 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the county.

The above data does not include Milton Keynes.

Across the UK, 19,506 people have now died from coronavirus after 684 more deaths were reported in UK hospitals in the last 24 hours.

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

Globally, 2,762,484 people are known to have contracted the disease and 193,227 have sadly died.

The latest Government lockdown restrictions to help stop the spread of coronavirus mean that you should only leave your home for one of the four following reasons:

- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household

- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

You should also ensure that you are always at least two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Other precautions recommended by the NHS are:

- Wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds

- Wash your hands as soon as you get home

- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands

- Not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean