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Capacity to test all NHS staff for coronavirus now reached

The boss of Birmingham Women and Children's Hospitals has confirmed the news Credit: PA

There is now enough capacity to test all NHS staff for coronavirus, according to the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust chief executive.

Sarah-Jane Marsh tweeted today to say that staff and the people they live with can now all be tested, and that the NHS is now working to make all those tests happen.

It comes on the day the number of deaths related to COVID-19 rose by 229 in the Midlands - the biggest rise on a single day so far. Nationally, 980 more people died after contracting the virus - also the highest daily rise.

Now, 8,958 people have died from coronavirus in the UK.

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