5,178 people have now died of coronavirus in the capital
A further 22 more people in London have died of coronavirus.
The figures have been released this afternoon (Monday, May 4) by NHS England, as the country’s total death toll hits 21,384.
In London, a total of 5,178 have now died of Covid-19.
This comes after it was repored that London is no longer the region with the most hospital patients with Covid-19 in the country.
Hospitals in the North West of England, including Liverpool and Manchester, are now treating more coronavirus patients than in London, the Guardian reports.
Regional differences in the spread of the virus are emerging.
The peak of the virus appears to have been on April 15 in the North West, while it London it is believed to have occurred on April 8.https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/widgets/established/coronaVirus?fixedheight&webreachnews&theme=mylondon
We’ll bring you all the updates and advice on coronavirus throughout today – follow our live blog below.
Have you been affected by coronavirus in your part of London? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org:38DANIELLE MANNING
While standards haven’t yet been confirmed, there are some changes that are likely to happen at Heathrow once lockdown ends, including some measures that are already in place for current essential travellers. But what could that mean for you?
Read the seven ways that the changes could affect how you travel here.15:03DANIELLE MANNING
Latest figures from NHS England show that 204 further people have died from coronavirus in hospital, as of Sunday, May 3.
In London people were confirmed to have died, making the cities daily death rate lower than four other regions in the country.
28,446 people have sadly died in the UK across all settings according to latest numbers from the Department for Health and Social Care.14:33DANIELLE MANNING
Dr Hilary Jones has warned over-70s of the ‘stark’ mortality rate for those with coronavirus in hospital.
The health expert made the comment after Health Secretary Matt Hancock was criticised for the guidance given to over-70s during lockdown.
The 66-year-old was speaking on Good Morning Britain when he said: “”Look, the stark statistics are these – that if you are admitted to hospital with Covid-19, your mortality is roughly equivalent to your age.”
More on this here.14:25DANIELLE MANNING
One of the most tragic aspects of coronavirus in London is being exposed by new statistics.
Not only have far more people died in London in relation to the size of the population compared to other parts of the UK, but people in the poorest areas of the capital have been hit a lot harder than those in the more affluent areas.
Click here for the full story.14:06DANIELLE MANNING
The NHS Nightingale Hospital in London is expected to be placed on standby in the next few days.
No new patients will be admitted but the 4,000 bed facility could be used again if needed.
CEO Charles Knight thanked Londoners for following advice to stay at home which has meant the hospital has not had to expand beyond the first ward.
Fewer than 20 patients are currently being treated there, the BBC reported.13:58DANIELLE MANNING
We’re still in coronavirus lockdown, and probably will be for a while longer, but you may still be dreaming about that holiday booked for the end of summer.
The Foreign Office has upgraded its travel advice to warn against all non-essential travel abroad indefinitely and now ministers are facing pressure to offer holidaymakers certainty.
Find the full details here.13:38DANIELLE MANNING
As London begins to find a new normal under lockdown, select restaurants are reopening across the capital.
West London’s burger enthusiasts will be happy to know Five Guys on Kensington High Street is the latest to join the fleet of restaurants making their services available again for takeaway or delivery.
It joins 10 other Five Guys now open in the capital.
Take a look at the pictures and the full list of Five Guys that have reopened in London here.13:14DANIELLE MANNING
UK experts have advised the Government that as lockdown restrictions are eased some types of activity will remain too dangerous until a vaccine is widely available – which is unlikely until 2021.
Such events would include weddings, large birthday parties, some church services and other activities with large crowds in poorly ventilated buildings.
That could mean such events are prohibited under social distancing rules until some point next year.
More on this here.12:48APRIL CURTIN
“Honestly? I’m f****** dreading it. Just the idea of being on the Jubilee line gives me the sweats right now,” said one person.
“I’m honestly planning to buy a motorbike,” said another.
People revealed their feelings about returning to the London Underground commute.
Read what they have to say.12:13DANIELLE MANNING
Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, has warned of a number of other scams that people should be aware of while the coronavirus crisis continues.
More than £2 million has been reported lost by 1,072 victims of coronavirus-related scams, according to Action Fraud.
Read about the 7 scams Londoners should avoid here.https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html12:08DANIELLE MANNING
Morrisons has begun selling flour from its bakeries to the delight of many customers who found it near impossible to get their hands on the ingredient.
Now those eager to spend their spare time baking bread or sweet treats can buy specially packed bags of flour from any of Morrisons 400 stores with a bakery.
Find the full list of Morrisons stores in London where you can buy flour in this new way here.11:11DANIELLE MANNING
The Prime Minister is expected to layout plans for the UK to exit the government imposed lockdown this Sunday (May 10).
On Thursday the government will review current measures as planned but Boris Johnson is not expected to reveal insights until the weekend, the Liverpool Echo reported.10:57HANNAH KANE
Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV, said: “We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.
“In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.
“We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.”https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html10:56HANNAH KANE
The ITV2 dating show has been pulled from the summer schedule after bosses confirmed that coronavirus poses too big a risk, The Sun reports.
TV execs have said that the show can’t go ahead as the safety of contestants cannot be guaranteed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
But they have promised that the show will be back and “stronger than ever” in 2021.10:29DANIELLE MANNING
Customers faced long waits to shop in person at Homebase and B&Q across London for the first time in weeks.
The UK’s two leading home and garden retailers reopened all stores this weekend with new social distancing measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Take a look at the pictures here.09:28DANIELLE MANNING
Schoolchildren could be heading back to the classroom next month, it has been revealed.
Primary schools in England could be allowed to open as early as June 1.
And schools in Wales could be allowed to reopen their doors in June in a phased approach.
But First Minister Mark Drakeford warned schools would not operate “as they did before”.
Read more on this here.09:08DANIELLE MANNING
Fewer people in the UK would have died from coronavirus if more tests had been available earlier, a Cabinet minister has admitted.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said “many things” could have been different if the UK’s testing capacity was above 100,000 before Covid-19 spread in the country.
Find the full story here.08:50DANIELLE MANNING
New figures show the number of daily tests being carried out for coronavirus in the UK has fallen to below 80,000.
Statistics published by the Government on Sunday indicate that a total of 76,496 were carried out in the 24 hours up to 9am on May 3.
On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the Government’s target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April had been achieved, with more than 122,000 tests having been provided on the last day of the month.
Click here for the full story.08:25DANIELLE MANNING
Implementing social distancing at airports would require kilometre-long queues for each jumbo jet, according to the chief executive of Heathrow.
Heathrow’s John Holland-Kaye has warned that the nation’s major international airports do not have enough space for social distancing to be a solution for safe travel post-lockdown.
Get the full story here.https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html07:27DANIELLE MANNING
Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan said he will temporarily step back from the programme after developing a “mild” coronavirus symptom.
The programme will be hosted by ITV presenter Ben Shephard alongside Susanna Reid as Morgan waits for his test results, which are due on Monday.
Get the full story here.07:26DANIELLE MANNING
An app to trace the spread of coronavirus is being trialled on the Isle of Wight this week before being rolled out more widely later this month
The NHSX app is part of the Government’s test, track and trace strategy and will be central to its efforts in slowing the spread of coronavirus.
More on this here.07:24DANIELLE MANNING
There’s no denying that, because of coronavirus, life is likely to look quite different for a while.
While the current lockdown restrictions will not last forever, we certainly won’t be seeing London life as we know it for the foreseeable.
For social and economic purposes, mental and physical well being, many people will be eager to return to the normalities of everyday life – one of these tasks being the daily commute.
Read the five big changes we could see on the Underground after lockdown here.https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.htmlMORE ON