The total number of confirmed deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in hospitals in England has risen to 4,494, NHS England has said, an increase of 555.

The patients were aged between 33 years and 103 years old and 29 of them were aged between 35 and 95 years old and had no known underlying health conditions

Across the UK 4,934 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus as of 5pm on Saturday

That is an increase of 621 from 4,313 yesterday

As of 9am on Sunday, a total of 195,524 people have been tested for Covid, 47,806 of whom tested positive, according to the Department of Health.

The news came as Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered Britons to stop sunbathing in parks and to follow social distancing rules.

Hancock told Sky’s Sophy Ridge it was “quite unbelievable” that a minority of the public are not following the lockdown social distancing advice “If you don’t want us to have to take the step to ban exercise of all forms outside of your own home, then you’ve got to follow the rules.


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