180 more deaths have been recorded in the UK caused by COVID-19
A further 180 people have reportedly died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 1,415 fatalities in the country.
159 of these deaths have been from England, of which the death toll is at 1,284.
Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, has announced that a further six people have died in Scotland, taking the total to 47.
According to health officials, the number of people who have died in Wales, after contracting coronavirus is at 62, a rise of 14, health officials said.
The total number of confirmed cases in Wales has risen to 1,451 after 210 new cases were confirmed on Monday.
Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the COVID-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:
“the true number of cases is likely to be higher.”
Northern Ireland have implemented new regulations that include fines of up to £5,000 to help efforts in enforcing new social distancing laws aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock claimed on Sunday, that the UK has managed to get 10,000 people tested a day, which he added was ahead of schedule. He also said that the government is planning towards conducting 25,000 tests a day.
This news comes as it has been reported that 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to help fight COVID-19 and over 750,000 members of the British public have volunteered to help support the NHS, after Health Secretary Matt Hancock requested 250,000 people to volunteer their time.
Government expert Neil Ferguson as he suggests up to 2 million people might already have been infected.
Ferguson has also said to have noticed ‘early signs’ that the highly contagious infection was being curbed by the draconian measure’s being enforced nationwide, with the rate of increase in hospital admissions declining resulting in less stress on the NHS.