The first NHS worker has died from coronavirus.

It was repeorted that Dr El-Hawrani who worked at Queen's Hospital in Burton, Leicester had died from the virus.

In today's government coronavirus briefing Robert Jenrick, secretary of state for housing, said that he had heard the news shortly before the briefing that Dr Amged El-Hawrani had "very sadly passed away".

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer, said as a medical professional she usually would not comment on an individual case but added she was "very saddened" that a professional colleague had passed away.

"It clearly is a worrying event, it is worrying for the nation because it is another death in our statistics, it is another loss to a family," she told the briefing.

"And it will be a loss to an NHS family as well."

She added: "It is in no-one's interests that we lose our colleagues."