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Coronavirus daily: Around 500,000 volunteers join the fight as cases rise in both counties




Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered a special thank you to the more than 500,000 volunteers that have offered to help the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking at his daily news conference yesterday, he said: "To all of you, and all former NHS staff who are coming back into the service, I say thank you on behalf of the entire country."

The volunteers will be doing things such as delivering food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning those in self isolation.

The prime minister thanked everyone who has come forward to help the NHS. (32431111)
The prime minister thanked everyone who has come forward to help the NHS. (32431111)

About 11,000 former NHS staff medics have also agreed to return.

The number of confirmed cases in Norfolk and Suffolk rose again yesterday, with the UK's total confirmed cases at 9,529.

Public Health England figures showed in Norfolk, the number of cases rose from 42 to 45 and in Suffolk there are now 35 cases.

Deaths from the virus also rose, from 422 to 463, with a second patient from West Suffolk Hospital, who was in their 70s and had underlying health issues, having died.


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