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There have been four new deaths related to coronavirus recorded in the past 24 hours in Derby and Burton hospitals, according to NHS England data released today.
At the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, 513 people have now died from the virus since the pandemic started, four more than yesterday.
In Derby itself, the total number of confirmed cases remains at 640 while there have been a total of 1,810 confirmed cases recorded in the area overseen by Derbyshire County Council.
In Staffordshire, cases are currently at 2,390, up eight from yesterday.
At Chesterfield Royal Hospital, the total number of deaths remains at 130.
Nationally, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 43,414 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Thursday, up by 186 from the day before.
The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 54,000.
The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Friday, 165,665 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 1,006 positive results. Overall, a total of 8,911,226 tests have been carried out and 309,360 cases have been confirmed positive.
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Boris Johnson has warned of the danger of a “serious spike” in coronavirus infections if people take “liberties” with social-distancing rules.
Speaking during a visit to a restaurant in east London, the Prime Minister said: “If you look at what’s happening elsewhere in the world where people have been coming out of lockdown, I’m afraid what you’re also seeing is people taking too many liberties with the guidance, mingling too much, not observing social-distancing.
“So in some parts of the world – I won’t name them – you have got spikes, really serious spikes, in the instance of the disease so it is crucial that people understand that on July 4 we get this right, we do this in a balanced way.”