Another 828 patients die in hospital in England – taking total to 6,483.
Another 828 coronavirus patients have died in hospital in England, taking the total to 6,483.
The latest figures, released by NHS England, count newly-confirmed deaths of hospital patients who have COVID-19, reported up until 5 pm on Tuesday.
Patients were aged between 22 and 103, and 46 (aged 35 to 96) had no known underlying health condition.
The highest number of coronavirus fatalities came in London, with 201, followed by 171 in the Midlands, where a temporary mortuary is nearing completion at Birmingham Airport.
Also reporting three figures were the North West with 128 the South East with 120, and the North East with 101.
The other home nations have also reported increases in deaths:
70 in Scotland – a rise to 366
33 in Wales – total is 245
5 in Northern Ireland – total is 78
Those figures combined with NHS England’s total takes the nationwide daily rise to 936.
But the different home nations collate their figures at different times throughout the day, so there are sometimes discrepancies between the UK government’s total when adding up the individual numbers.
The Department of Health is expected to publish its total update for the UK this afternoon.
Britons have been living under stringent restrictions on movement in the last few weeks since the prime minister announced unprecedented measures in a bid to halt the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
Health minister Edward Argar told Kay Burley @Breakfast it was “not the right moment” to make changes, with any decision likely to be made by the cabinet in the absence of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He remains in intensive care but is said to be responding to treatment for his coronavirus symptoms.