Another 778 deaths in UK hospitals takes total past 12,000.

The number of tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has also risen by 14,982 to 382,650, although this figure includes some patients being tested more than once.

According to the Department of Health, 93,873 people have now tested positive in the UK.

Once again, figures were also provided by health authorities in each of the home nations, which collate their stats at different times throughout the day and so may not tally up to the government’s overall total.

NHS England announced another 744 coronavirus patients had died in hospitals in England, taking the total in the country to 11,005.

Those latest fatalities were aged between 34 and 102 – and 58 of those (aged between 38 and 96) had no known underlying health conditions.
London recorded the newest deaths with 206, followed by the North West with 143 and the Midlands with 109.