The UK-wide total number of coronavirus deaths has risen by almost 1,000.

A total of 938 people throughout the country had died as of 5pm yesterday across the previous 24 hour period.

Another 5,492 patients have also tested positive as of this morning, out of 12,959 people tested in total.

Today's updated figures for deaths from coronavirus across the UK brings the national total of people who have died from the virus to 7,097.