It is becoming increasingly clear that substantial numbers of people have been dying outside hospitals, and that care homes are a particular area of concern.
The message is worrying, but NHS leaders and independent experts point out that the risk of severe illness from coronavirus is very rare in children.
Some recent drug trials have produced disappointing results and there is still no approved treatment for Covid-19.
The target Matt Hancock set out was not to increase capacity to 100,000 tests a day, it was to actually do those tests.
Current advice to the public is that patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating with Covid-19 symptoms.
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Scientists and manufacturers are clear that antibody tests alone cannot provide a complete alternative to the viral tests we are using now.
The apparently high level of compliance leads the researchers to predict that there could be a substantial decline in coronavirus cases in the UK over the coming weeks.
Experts have long warned not to put too much weight on deaths reported on a single day.
The Department of Health and Social Care has told FactCheck it plans to publish data on Covid-19 related deaths in the community from tomorrow (Tuesday).
Scientists at Oxford University say they will begin testing a candidate vaccine on people within weeks.
A man died in the US after taking chloroquine days after US President Donald Trump heavily backed it as a possible coronavirus treatment.
The NHS has updated its advice for people with Covid-19 symptoms, saying people should take paracetamol.
Measures like social distancing of the entire population will cut deaths to tens of thousands of deaths instead of hundreds of thousands, according to the modelling.
If enough people become immune to an illness – because they’ve already had it or been vaccinated – the disease can’t spread anymore, so even people who aren’t immune probably won’t catch it.