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Antibody tests could be ready in a month

Effective coronavirus antibody tests could be available in a month to six weeks, it has been suggested. National testing coordinator for the government, Professor John Newton, said he is ‘optimistic’ the tests could be ready by the end of May or early June. As more tests are being rolled out for those with symptoms of Covid-19, Professor Newton confirmed antibody tests – which detect whether a person has had coronavirus – are also in the pipeline. Speaking on the BBC, he said: ‘There has been a lot of work in antibody testing. We are optimistic that we will have a good antibody test when we need it.
Not many people would test positive for an antibody test right now. ‘There are antibody tests available now but we think there will be better tests, and we are not testing people until we have those.’ It comes as it was reported on Sunday the government has ordered 50 million new coronavirus immunity tests which could let Brits work and socialise as normal by June.

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UK pledges £1,650,000,000 to support global push for coronavirus vaccine

The UK Government has pledged more than £1.5 billion over the next five years as part of international efforts to find a Covid-19 vaccine. First Secretary Dominic Raab told the Downing Street coronavirus briefing that the equivalent of £330 million a year will be donated to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, over the next five years. He said the Government will seek to ‘both protect British people’ and ‘immunise millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world’. International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan earlier told MPs the pledge demonstrates the UK’s ‘leadership and commitment to global health security’.

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Government will seek to ‘both protect British people’ and ‘immunise millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world

 

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Death toll jumped to 26,907 after government forced to add care homes figures

The UK coronavirus death toll has jumped to 26,097 after the Government started counting deaths in care homes and the wider community for the first time. Previously, the Government only counted people who had died in hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus. Yesterday, the official figure on hospital deaths stood at 21,678 – some 4,419 lower than today’s figure. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed the new method of reporting includes an additional 3,811 deaths since the start of the outbreak. Of these, around 70% were outside hospital settings and around 30% were in hospital.
During the daily briefing from Downing Street, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: ‘As of today there have now been 818,539 tests for the virus across the UK including 52,429 tests that took place yesterday. Coronavirus latest news and updates
‘165,221 people have tested positive and that’s an increase of 4,076 cases on yesterday’s number. ‘Those figures show that up to yesterday on the new measure we have recorded an additional 3,811 deaths in today. And I think it’s just important to say that those additional deaths were spread over the period from the 2nd of March – the 28th of April.

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Yesterday, the official figure on hospital deaths stood at 21,678 – some 4,419 lower than today’s figure.

 

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