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Coronavirus in Hertfordshire live: Review of lockdown measures to be discussed

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    Eighteen further deaths have been reported by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, figures show today.
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  • It means the number of Covid-19 deaths at the trust has risen to 62.
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  • The deaths occurred between April 1 and April 8.
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  • NHS England announced a further 765 deaths, taking the toll in England to 7,248.
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  • Elsewhere, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the Prime Minister, will chair a Cobra emergency committee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the lockdown measures with leaders of the devolved nations.
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  • No decision is expected to be made at that meeting in Boris Johnson's absence, with key figures in the response instead discussing how it will be resolved next week.
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  • The Prime Minister, who is currently in intensive care in hospital, is receiving just the "standard oxygen treatment" and "breathing without any other assistance", Downing Street says.
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