Coronavirus: UK hospital deaths reach 16,060 after 596 more patients die

A total of 16,060 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, the Department of Health said, up by 596 from 15,464 the day before. This marks the lowest daily rise for two weeks.

Sir Jeremy Farrah, director of the Wellcome Trust, said he thinks much of Britain is over the worst, but cautioned that a 'rebound' could occur if social distancing stops while infection rates remain high.

NHS England has announced 482 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 14,400.

A total of 903 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland have died, a rise of 10 on Saturday's figure, according to the Scottish Government.

Public Health Wales has announced another 41 deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed fatalities in Wales to 575.

One person in Northern Ireland has died in a hospital setting with coronavirus in the past day, the Public Health Agency has said. This brings the total number of confirmed deaths in hospital settings in the region to 194.