Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates as city's death toll rises to five

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By Abbey Maclure
Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 6:36 am
Live updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Leeds on Wednesday, March 25
Live updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Leeds on Wednesday, March 25

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Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates as city's death toll rises to five

Last updated: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020, 10:36

  • Four new coronavirus deaths in Leeds, bringing total to five
  • Hospital visiting times suspended
  • People urged NOT to use buses or trains
  • 42 people in Leeds test positive for virus, 8,077 cases in UK
  • Government calls for 250,000 volunteers to help NHS

Recap of Tuesday's coronavirus news in Leeds

Emergency bus and train timetables introduced

Four new deaths in Leeds in 24 hours, bringing total to five

Government calls for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS fight coronavirus

Visiting times suspended until further notice at all Leeds hospitals

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Leeds rises to 42

Four coronavirus deaths in Leeds in 24 hours

Four more people have died in Leeds after testing positive for coronavirus.

The patients, four men, were aged between 45 and 90 years old and all had underlying health conditions

It brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the city to five, after a woman in her 80s died on Monday.

People urged NOT to use buses or trains

People have been urged not to use buses and trains in Leeds unless the journey is absolutely necessary.

Volunteer 'army' of 250,000 needed to help NHS

Hospital chief speaks out on four new coronavirus deaths in Leeds

Dr Yvette Oade, Chief Medical Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed the death of four patients in Leeds.

All Ross Travel bus services suspended

The latest numbers on day 55 of coronavirus being officially present in the UK

  • 8,077 people have been confirmed as testing positive for the virus, as of 9am on March 24
  • This is up 1,427 on the equivalent figure 24 hours earlier, and is the biggest day-on-day increase in the volume of cases since the outbreak began
  • 90,436 people in the UK have now been tested for coronavirus, of whom 8.9% have been found positive
  • 422 coronavirus-related deaths had been recorded in the UK as of 9am on March 24
  • This was a jump of 87 on the equivalent figure 24 hours earlier, and is the largest day-on-day increase in the number of deaths since the outbreak began
  • The UK's first coronavirus-related death was recorded on March 5. It took another 13 days for the number of deaths to pass 100 (on March 18), then three more days to pass 200 (on March 21)
  • It has taken a further three days for the total to pass 400.

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Parliament likely to adjourn until April 21

Parliament is likely to adjourn for an early Easter recess after the emergency coronavirus legislation to tackle the crisis has been approved.

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has tabled a motion for the House of Commons to rise on Wednesday until April 21.

The Coronavirus Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law before the end of the day after MPs from all sides agreed to let it pass without formal votes.

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