The number of coronavirus deaths has risen by 917 to 9,875 across the UK in 24 hours, as NHS medics beg the public to stay home and save lives.
The youngest victim was an 11-year-old child, Public Health England said.
There were 823 deaths in England and 47 in Scotland.
NHS England said the patients who died were aged between 11 and 102 years old.
They said 33 of the 823 patients, aged between 29 and 94 years old, had no known underlying health condition.
The tragic figure rose from yesterday’s UK-wide figure of 8,958.
Earlier today it was announced that nineteen NHS workers have died during the coronavirus outbreak.
Brits were urged to resist the temptation to go out as temperatures soared in order to prevent the killer bug spreading still further.
Medics have voiced their frustration as people defy calls to stay home.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today come under fire after suggesting NHS staff are “overusing” protective equipment, leading to shortages.
Unions have blasted Mr Hancock, while Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has labeled the claim “insulting”.
Britons yearning for a return to normal life may have to wait until a vaccine is ready as government advisers have said social distancing measures may need to stay in place “indefinitely” to prevent new waves of infections.
British scientists are hopeful that a vaccine could be ready as soon as September, with Oxford University Professor Sarah Gilbert saying she is “80% confident” a jab developed by her team will be proved effective by the autumn.
NHS staff on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 still don’t have the personal protective gear they need when treating infected patients as exclusive pictures obtained by the Mirror show desperate medics cutting up hospital curtains to make gowns and using bits of plastic as makeshift masks due to kit shortages.