THE coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen to at least 10,352 as 657 die in England alone.
That is a leap from Saturday’s total of 9,875 as the country remains in lockdown battling against the virus.
Of the 657, there were 42 patients aged between 30 and 98 who had no known underlying health condition.
On Friday, Britain’s coronavirus death toll jumped by 980 in 24 hours – making it the biggest rise yet and more deadly than Spain’s worst day of their outbreak (961).
Further 24 patients die from COVID-19 in Scotland, bringing total deaths there to 566, the Scottish Government said.
It has also been confirmed three more nurses have died after contracting the virus, taking the number of NHS staff deaths to more than 30.
However, it is not known if the nurses, who worked in London, Worcestershire and South Wales, were infected while working.
Meanwhile, controversy continues to grow around the lack of personal protective equipment for health workers on the frontline.