Coronavirus update: Second day of no new deaths in Bucks but no loosening of lockdown for Bank Holiday

There have been no new deaths reported from coronavirus in Buckinghamshire for the second day running, meaning the total remains at 163.

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 5:55 pm

There have been 91 deaths in Buckinghamshire hospitals between 3 March – 6 May and 72 deaths in Buckinghamshire care homes between 10 April - 5 May. The data for Buckinghamshire does not include Milton Keynes.

Across the UK, 539 more people have been reported to have died with coronavirus in the past 24 hours in hospitals, care homes and the community, taking the overall total to 30,615 in just over two months.

At the Government's daily briefing they confirmed there will be no loosening of lockdown restrictions for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

Dominic Raab stated that when changes are made they will be “modest, small, incremental but as of now there are no changes.”

Mr Raab added: “It's really important to continue to follow the guidance at this time.”

Globally, 267,062 have now sadly died from the disease.

For figures relating to your own neighbourhood click here.

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