UK coronavirus death toll increases by 114 to 45,233

The UK death toll stands at 45,233. Credit: PA

The UK death toll has increased to 45,233, after a further 114 people died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus.

The confirmation that the daily death rate is once against in triple figures, comes on the day Boris Johnson announced further steps in his plan to ease lockdown in England.

Of the latest deaths, 16 took place in English hospitals, where the patients were aged between 47 and 93, all had known underlying conditions and had tested positive for coronavirus.

Another two deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Public Health Wales said one more person has died after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 1,546, while no further fatalities were reported in Northern Ireland.

The numbers from Friday also show there have been no new deaths in Scotland involving someone with a positive Covid-19 test, meaning the death toll under this measurement remains unchanged from Thursday, where it stood at 2,491.