BORIS Johnson is "responding to treatment" as he remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit where he is being treated for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister continued to be in "good spirits" today after spending his third night in St Thomas's Hospital in London, his official spokesman said.

Johnson was said to no longer be working while following the advice of doctors and receiving just the "standard oxygen treatment" and "breathing without any other assistance".

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And at Downing Street’s daily press briefing earlier, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the PM is "improving", adding he'd been “sitting up in bed” and engaging with his clinical team.

When asked about further specifics about his condition or treatment, the spokesman said the update includes all the information the PM's medical team "considers to be clinically relevant".

With the death toll across the UK continuing to rise, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab again chaired the daily Covid-19 meeting this morning as he deputises for Johnson.

Asked if anyone has been in contact with the Prime Minister, his spokesman said: "The PM is not working, he's in intensive care, he has the ability to contact those that he needs to, he's following the advice of his doctors at all times."

At least 7097 patients have now died in UK hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19 as of 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said, a rise of 938 from the day before.

Meanwhile, Number 10 said the three-week review of the lockdown will take place "on or around" the three-week mark on Monday, the date Johnson committed to when he announced the measures last month.

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