The total number of people who would have died coronavirus in the UK has grown to almost 14,000.
The latest deaths of people recorded in the various countries of the United Kingdom show that the figures have increased by 861 again.
The NHS England announced that in England in particular, 740 other people unfortunately died after positive test for Covid-19.
Scotland today recorded 80 additional deaths, while Wales recorded 32 additional deaths and the total for Northern Ireland increased by 18.
This means that the overall UK total has increased to 13,828.
An NHS England statement said: “The patients were 28 to 103 years old. 40 of the 740 patients (45 to 93 years old) had no known underlying medical conditions.
“Their families have been informed.”
Unfortunately, the total number of deaths from this virus will actually be much higher when you include those who have died in nursing homes and in communities.
The death toll rose again after several days of lower numbers, which experts warned should not be read too much.
Chief Medical Advisor Chris Whitty said at the Downing Street press conference last night that he expected to see a larger increase today, as there was likely to be a delay in reporting over the long bank holiday weekend.
The news comes as the government prepares to speak to the nation again on the issue of foreclosure in the country.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who is replacing the recovering Prime Minister, is expected to announce that restrictions across the country will remain in place for three weeks.