Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352.
The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5 pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.
The number of deaths in each country is:
- Scotland: 16 more deaths – a total of 76
- Wales: 29 more deaths – a total of 98
- England: 486 more deaths – a total of 2,137
- Northern Ireland: two more deaths – a total of 30
NHS England said those who died in England were aged between 13 and 99-years-old, with 20 of the 486 patients – aged between 13 and 93-years-old – having no known underlying health condition.
England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, said on Monday she was anticipating the number of deaths to “get worse over the next week, possibly two” before they decline due to people adhering to the lock-down and social distancing measures.
The Department of Health said 29,474 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 9 am on Tuesday, 4,324 more than the 24 hours before.