UK coronavirus death toll increase by 155 to 44,391

The UK death toll now stands at 44,236. Credit: PA

A further 155 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the country's death toll to 44,391.

The figures as of 5pm on Monday from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 55,000.

The DHSC also said that in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Tuesday, there were 581 positive test results.

Overall, a total of 286,349 cases have been confirmed.

Public Health Wales said a further three people had died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,534, while the total cases recorded in Wales increased by seven to 15,900.

In Scotland, the death toll increased by one to 2,489, Nicola Sturgeon said.

Speaking during the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon said 18,302 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by two from 18,300 the previous day.

There are 699 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 in Scotland, an increase of 17 on Monday.

Of these patients, seven were in intensive care, a fall of one.

There were no deaths reported in Northern Ireland over a 24-hour period, meaning the total cumulative deaths is 554.

No further coronavirus deaths have been reported in NI since Friday.