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Coronavirus: 'Right thing' to be part of plasma trial

2 hours 43 min ago
The first person to get blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment explains why she's taking part in the trial.

Coronavirus: Almost 20,000 died in care homes

5 hours 23 min ago
The figures from the ONS are the first to reveal the full toll of the epidemic in care homes.

Public not asked for addresses for weeks during virus tests

7 hours 50 min ago
The data in England was missing for weeks, leading to concerns about the local spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: Cardiff man meets doctor who saved his life

12 hours 52 min ago
At one stage the oxygen level in Davide Compagnone's blood was lower than on Everest's peak.

Coronavirus: Care home staff and residents to get regular tests

17 hours 19 min ago
Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s will receive the tests from next week.

Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going 'very well'

19 hours 9 min ago
The bio-detection dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.

Leicester coronavirus outbreak timeline: Who knew what, and when?

19 hours 33 min ago
By piecing together statements and claims, we have created a chronology of events.

Coronavirus: Sense of smell and taste 'improve for most'

20 hours 16 min ago
A study of patients in Italy suggests the symptoms improve with time for most people.

Coronavirus: Many waiting longer than 24 hours for test results

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:57
But data for regional drive-thru centres and mobile units in England show significant progress made.

Lockdown: Suicide fears soar in LGBT community

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:30
There has been a huge increase in the number of LGBT people seeking suicide-prevention support.

Coronavirus: 'No obvious source' of Leicester Covid-19 outbreak

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:42
The report said the increase in reported cases could be down to "growth in availability of testing".

Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:39
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: US buys nearly all of Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:38
The US will acquire almost all the next three months' production of the drug from Gilead.

Probe into Shropshire maternity deaths 'too late'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:58
Tasha Turner, whose newborn daughter died in 2013 says news of the police inquiry is "bittersweet".

Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:51
A Swedish study found twice as many people had protective T-cells as tested positive for antibodies.

Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:03
The call from doctors follows a lockdown in Leicester, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:10
The NHS ombudsman asks government to listen to patient complaints in order to learn from mistakes.

Coronavirus: Frailty 'indicator' to survival

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:41
Researchers say it is as important as age or other health issues in determining if someone may die.

Coronavirus: Snacking and family meals increase in lockdown

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:11
Young people's eating habits have meant more snacks but also more shared meals, say researchers.

Period poverty: Rise in free sanitary products needed in lockdown

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:07
Women unable to buy sanitary products have used newspaper or pillow cases instead, one charity says.