The number of people who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by 48 in a day to 281.
Coronavirus infections in the UK have increased by 635 to 5,683 the Department of Health said.
In England, 37 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths there to 257.
The patients were aged between 18 and 102 years old and all were in vulnerable groups, including with underlying health conditions.
There have been seven fatalities in Wales over the last 24 hours, taking it’s total to 12 and a further three in Scotland, where the number of deaths overall now stands at 10.
Meanwhile, an elderly patient with an underlying medical condition has become the second person to die in Northern Ireland.
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