Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates on Thursday, April 16 after six more confirmed deaths in city

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Thursday, 16th April 2020, 6:50 am
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 6:52 am

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Coronavirus in Leeds: Live updates on Thursday, April 16 on Leeds confirmed 45 new cases

Last updated: Thursday, 16 April, 2020, 17:14

  • There are 779 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Leeds
  • The total number of coronavirus related cases in Yorkshire is now at 5790
  • Across the UK there are 4,605 new cases - with a total of 98,476 confirmed cases since testing was introduced.

UK lockdown extended by at least three more weeks

Lockdown measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak will be extended for at least three more weeks.

Mr Raab, deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he recovers from the illness, said: "Any change to our social distancing measures now would risk a significant increase in the spread of the virus."

He added relaxing rules could cause a "second peak" which would risk increasing deaths "substantially".

We want to help you celebrate the lives lost to coronavirus

By capturing your memories we hope to allow those affected by the loss of loved ones to this cruellest of diseases to record for posterity the love, affection and high esteem in which so many of those lost to coronavirus are held. 

We do hope that in offering ourselves to help with telling their stories that it will help in some small way with the grieving process, allowing others to share in your pride for your loved ones and to feel a little of the joy they brought to you and those around them.

121 fines have been issued in West Yorkshire to people breaking lockdown rules

The death toll across Yorkshire rose by 36

Six further people have died in Leeds

The UK confirmed case total nears 100,000

There have been 45 new confirmed cases in Leeds

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