Coronavirus update: No further deaths in Bucks but new cases globally reach highest levels yet

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Buckinghamshire remains at 212 as there have been no new reported fatalities from the disease in the past 24 hours.

By Sam Dean
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 4:29 pm

Data shows that 111 people have now died with coronavirus in Buckinghamshire hospitals between 5 March – 20 May, and 101 people have died in care homes in the region between 10 April – 15 May. Statistics for Buckinghamshire do not include Milton Keynes.

In the United Kingdom a further 338 people have been reported to have died with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 36,042 in just 11 weeks.

Globally, the number of new infections in one day hit its highest point yesterday indicating that this crisis is far from over.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic. In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO - the most in a single day since the outbreak began."

330,944 are now known to have died after testing positive for coronavirus across the world.

The latest advice from the NHS to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) is:

Stay at home as much as possible

There are only a few specific reasons to leave your home, including:

- For work, if you cannot work from home

- Going to shops to get things like food and medicine, or to collect things you've ordered

- To exercise or spend time outdoors

- For any medical reason, to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, provide care or help a vulnerable person

When outside your home, it's important to try to stay 2 metres away from anyone you do not live with.