THE Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be in 'stable condition' but remains in intensive care.

Dominic Raab, deputising for the PM, gave an update on Mr Johnson's condition at the Downing Street daily press briefing at 5pm today (April 7).

Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained in 'the very best care', and remained 'stable overnight'.

Mr Raab continued by adding that Mr Johnson remained in good spirits, and was being closely monitored in critical care.

Mr Raab said there had been a huge 'groundswell' of support being shown for Mr Johnson, and said: "I am sure everyone will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery."

Mr Raab added: "It comes as shock to all of us. He is not just the Prime Minister, not just our boss, he is a colleague and a friend.

Mr Raab said Mr Johnson was a 'fighter' and was confident he would recover.

Mr Raab said that Plan A in the Government's strategy was still to slow the spread of virus, so fewer people need hospital treatment at any one time.

The Foreign Secretary said the Government was taking the right steps - increasing NHS capacity, 'so people have care they need when they need it most'.

Mr Raab also revealed the latest UK-wide figures, saying that 213,181 people have been tested, and 51,242 of those tested positive.

He said that 18,589 people had been hospitalised with Covid-19, and a total of 6,159 people have died.

Mr Raab added: "Every death in this pandemic is a tragedy and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this difficult time."

In Somerset, the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in the county now stands at 14, after another death within the Weston Area Health Trust was confirmed for April 3.

Yesterday's confirmed figures (April 6) show 114 recorded cases in Somerset, with further county and UK-wide updates expected later today.

Mr Rabb was flanked by Professor Chris Whitty, the UK government's chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK's chief scientific adviser.

It was also revealed today that Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove became the latest politician to self-isolate.

During the briefing, the panel refused to be drawn on whether the lockdown would need to be extended, saying they would continue to review the evidence.