Lord Deighton admits there were "big problems" up to a month ago getting protective kit to NHS staff.
Prof Neil Ferguson tells the BBC he expects to see a targeted approach to tackling local outbreaks.
Police issue a dispersal order after crowds gather for a second night despite coronavirus fears.
Researchers at the University of Oxford identified the pattern in hospital case data for England.
At least 275 people have died in Hertfordshire's care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
NHS and public service volunteers are being recruited across England for an antibody test study.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says the findings of its survey are "shocking".
Industry leaders say they have been working without "adequate protection and guidance".
A study of nearly 600 children across Europe reports only four deaths and mainly mild symptoms.
The UK could experience some of the highest UV levels ever recorded, on Thursday.
The close contacts of people who test positive are being traced by new NHS service in England.
The NHS's 72-years of work, including its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak, will be saluted.