Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates on Friday, April 17

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Friday, 17th April 2020, 6:24 am
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 6:35 am

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Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates on Friday, April 17

Last updated: Friday, 17 April, 2020, 06:33

  • Seven more people die in Leeds hospitals
  • Across Yorkshire, 98 further deaths were confirmed
  • Leeds has seen a decrease in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases
  • In the UK, 103,093 people have now tested positive for Covid-19

Three crematoriums in Leeds closed and new measures introduced

Three crematorium sites in Leeds have been closed as the council announces new measures for burials and cremations.

The closures will remain in place throughout the emergency lockdown period, but all other council-managed cemeteries are to remain open to the public as usual.

Uplifting scenes outside the LGI during Clap for Carers

Our photographer Jonathan captured these scenes outside the LGI during Clap for Carers

The UK lockdown has been extended for three weeks

Leeds has seen a decrease in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, which have dropped by 36 cases since the last update.

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