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14 more deaths in UK, school confirms coronavirus case - recap

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Coronavirus in Hertfordshire recap: 14 more UK deaths, case at St Albans school

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    As of 9am March 16, there are 29 cases of Covid-19 in Hertfordshire according to Public Health England.
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  • Yesterday, the Prime Minister urged that people avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues, but no legislation has gone past to enforce these venues to lockdown.
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  • Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said that all council services will continue running at this time, and that he is working to help the homeless or those in need during self-isolation.
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  • Further cases of coronavirus in the county have been confirmed by the East and North Hertfordshire Trust. There is a positive at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, while a company in Welham Green confirmed in a letter that one of its employees had received a positive test back.
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  • Last Wednesday, the East of England Ambulance Service said one of its paramedics, who lives in Hertfordshire, tested positive.
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  • Last Monday evening, an elderly coronavirus patient with underlying health conditions, died at Watford General Hospital. He has been named online as Manohar Krishna Prabhu and he was a member of the congregation at Bhaktidevanta Manor in Letchmore Heath.
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  • In a press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that 'up to 10,000 people across the UK could already be infected'.
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  • Officially, the government says it has identified 1,543 positive cases as of 9am yesterday.
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  • For the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Hertfordshire and the UK, follow our live blog.