Another 621 people have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 4,934.
The Department of Health said the number of people who have died in the UK has now risen to 4,934 – as of 5pm yesterday.
There are now 47,806 people in the UK who have tested positive for the virus – with 195,524 tests carried out.
Of the deaths, 555 were in England – with 74 in the Midlands, 47 in the North West, 174 in London, 40 in the East of England, 103 in the North East and Yorkshire, 81 in the South East and 36 in the South West.
NHS England said patients were aged between 33 years and 103 years old, with 29 of the 555, aged between 35 and 95 years old, having no known underlying health condition.
In other coronavirus-related news:
- The government has warned that further lockdown measures may be brought in if people
- There are calls for Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer to resign after she was seen breaking restrictions
- The number of deaths and cases in Spain – one of the worst hit nations – has fallen
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