Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said.
According to a BBC report, Mr. Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator.
The foreign secretary said he was confident the the PM would “pull through” because he was a “fighter”.
The Queen has sent a message to Mr. Johnson’s family and pregnant partner, saying they are in her thoughts.
Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the PM, said Mr. Johnson was not just a boss but “also our friend”.
It comes as the number of coronavirus hospital deaths in the UK rose to 6,159 – a record increase of 786 in a day, the Department of Health and Social Care said, compared with 439 on Monday.
Mr. Raab said Mr. Johnson was receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance, such as mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support.