UK coronavirus death toll rises by 115

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The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 has risen by 115.

NHS England announced 108 new deaths of patients on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,722.

Of the 108 new deaths announced, 13 occurred on May 31, 40 on May 30, and 16 on May 29.

Public Health Wales said a further five people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of deaths in Wales to 1,347.

Another 59 people have tested positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 14,054.

In Scotland, a total of 2,363 patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus, up by one from 2,362 on Sunday, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The First Minister said 15,418 people have tested positive in Scotland, up by 18 from 15,400 the day before.

There are 1,046 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of 27. Of these, 27 were in intensive care, no change on the previous day.

In Northern Ireland, one more Covid-19-related death has been recorded since Friday, the Department of Health said, bringing the total of mostly hospital deaths to 524.

The UK coronavirus death toll in all settings, including care homes and the community, will be published later on Monday by the Department of Health.

UK Markets begin to reopen during Coronavirus lockdown ease

It comes as major changes to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force in England on Monday .

Under Boris Johnson’s relaxed lockdown restrictions, people in England will be allowed to meet up in gardens and parks with up to six people from separate households, while some primary school children will start returning to the classroom.

Outdoor markets and car showrooms have also reopened their doors for the first time since March .

Members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) have expressed concern over the lockdown changes, but England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, has said the public would be safe if they were “sensible” and did not “overdo it”.