What we have to say Latest news Coronavirus – latest news, March 19th UPDATED Latest figures The latest coronavirus figures for the UK are: 64,621 people have been tested, of whom 3,269 were positive; 144 people are known to have died. Allocation of COVID-19 fund At the Budget, the Chancellor announced a £5 billion fund for health and care services, to help combat coronavirus. It was announced today that £1.6 billion will go to local authorities to bolster social care provision, and £1.3 billion will be used to discharge people from hospital more quickly who do not need further treatment. The Government says it expects this to free up 15,000 hospital beds. Further information Please see our further resources, below, for more information. Our helpline remains open from 9:30am to 5pm on weekdays.Coronavirus – what to do Coronavirus – don’t be caught out by fake news Self-care during self-isolation and social distancing.