Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care unit after coronavirus attack

The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of the intensive care unit, his press office said Thursday afternoon.

Downing Street said in a statement that Johnson “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.”

The prime minister was taken to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London Sunday when his coronavirus symptoms persisted. On Monday, he was moved to ICU.

A spokesman said Johnson was “extremely good spirits” but it was not clear when he might be able to leave the hospital.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in for Johnson, said on Thursday that lawmakers had agreed it was too soon to end restrictions on public activity implemented on March 23.

The measures were originally slated to be lifted the Monday after Easter, however Raab said no decision to lift the directives will be made “until evidence clearly shows that we’ve moved beyond the peak of the outbreak.”

“We’re starting to see the impact of the sacrifices we’ve all made, but the deaths are still rising and we haven’t yet reached the peak of the virus,” he added.

According to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University, the UK has over 60,000 infections with a death toll of over 7,000 as of Thursday morning. Death toll has continued to rise even though the number of new cases has begun to plateau.

On Wednesday, the U.K. reported 938 deaths, the country’s biggest increase to date. That figure was down on Thursday at 881 new deaths.

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