UK coronavirus death toll grows by 413

A total of 20,732 patients had died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, Environment Secretary George Eustice said, up by 413 from 20,319 the day before. This is the lowest daily total recorded this month.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said that 669,850 Covid-19 tests had been carried out in the UK – including 29,058 tests carried out on Saturday.

He told a Downing Street briefing that some 152,840 people have tested positive – an increase of 4,463 cases since the day before.

"15,953 people are currently in hospital with the coronavirus in the UK, down from 16,411 on April 25," he said.

"And sadly, of those hospitalised with the virus, 20,732 have now died, and that is an increase of 413 fatalities since yesterday.

"We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of these victims."

NHS England said a further 336 people have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total hospital deaths in England to 18,420.

The patients were aged between 28 and 100 and 22 of the 336 patients (aged between 41 and 94 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

According to the regional breakdown, 66 people died in the North East and Yorkshire, while 64 died in London and 57 in the Midlands.

A total of 1,249 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19, a rise of 18 from 1,231 on Saturday, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

A further 14 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of deaths there to 788, health officials said.