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Coronavirus in Hertfordshire recap: Two more deaths at West Herts hospitals

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    Yesterday NHS England confirmed that four more patients being cared for at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust died between Friday and Sunday.
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  • It means that 17 people in total at the trust have died from Covid – 19.
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  • As of Tuesday March 31, 396 people across Hertfordshire have tested positive for coronavirus.
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  • According to Public Health England, 25,150 people in the UK have tested positive for the virus and 1,789 people have died.
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  • Yesterday it was confirmed that a 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus died at Kings College Hospital on Monday.
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  • He is thought to be the youngest person to have died from the virus in the UK.
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  • Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said the first known death of a child in the UK following a positive test for Covid-19 was "particularly significant".
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  • A 19-year-old who had no underlying health conditions has also died after testing positive for the virus.
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  • Michael Gove said that while the rate of coronavirus testing in the UK has increased, the UK must go further and faster.
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  • Scientists have warned that mass public testing for coronavirus could have a negative impact on compliance with social isolation and other protective behaviours.
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  • Follow our live blog below for the latest updates across Hertfordshire and the UK