A 12-year-old has died in England after testing positive for coronavirus, as the UK death toll jumps to 36,573.
Another 180 people were confirmed to have lost their lives in hospitals on Saturday, with 157 deaths in England, 16 in Scotland, six in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.
NHS England said patients were aged between 12 and 100 years old, with seven patients having no known underlying health conditions.
Thirty-six of the fatalities in England took place in the north-east and Yorkshire, while 30 were in the Midlands and 23 in the north-west.
The south-west of England had the lowest number of deaths today, with 10 people losing their lives.
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The Department of Health will release updated figures of deaths in all settings, including care homes and the wider community, later today.
Figures from the Office of National have suggested the true death toll is closer to 45,000.
The tragic news comes as tourist bodies urge the public to stay away from beauty spots over the bank holiday weekend.
The Norfolk Coast Partnership sent out a plea to the public today to stay away from its coastline for the moment so the area does not become ‘overwhelmed’.
Dorset Council and the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire tourist board also told people to ‘think’ before travelling, to act responsibly and protect the local community.
Meanwhile, Cumbria’s local resilience forum has sent a thank you message to holidaymakers who postponed their trips to the area, with visitor numbers ‘lower than anticipated’ last weekend.
The prime minister’s top aide has come under fire this weekend, as it emerged he drove 250 miles from London to Durham with coronavirus symptoms at the beginning of April.
Dominic Cummings has insisted he acted ‘reasonably and legally’ and Downing Street said he behaved ‘in line with coronavirus guildelines’.
However, Mr Cummings has faced calls to resign from opposition parties, as well as many members of the public on social media.
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