UK coronavirus live: Home Office extends NHS worker visas

Home Office confirms visas will be automatically extended; Wales death toll rises by seven, Scotland by 13 and Northern Ireland by six

The Labour councillor, Pat Midgley, has become the first UK politician known to have died from coronavirus, three days after testing positive for Covid-19.

Midgley, 82, who served on Sheffield city council for 33 years, was described by her family as a “true woman of steel”.

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An interesting data point came out of the Scottish government’s coronavirus briefing this lunchtime. Asked whether the death figures are likely to be an underestimate because they do not record people not admitted to hospital with Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon said that work was ongoing to ensure the figure on deaths was “accurate and robust”.

She explained that Health Protection Scotland do not consider the current deaths figure is a significant underestimate.

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