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UK coronavirus death toll jumps to 1,415 as officials announce 180 more fatalities in a day

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The UK coronavirus death toll has climbed to 1,415 after 180 more patients died in a single day.

England recorded 159 deaths overnight, while Wales reported 14, Scotland six and Northern Ireland one.

Public Health Wales said there were 210 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 1,451.

The number of cases norther of the Border jumped to 1,536 after 179 people were diagnosed yesterday.

Meanwhile Northern Ireland reported 533 confirmed cases following 123 new positive tests.

It now means 1,415 patients have died from coronavirus in the UK and more than 20,000 people have been infected.

But experts predict the true number of cases to be more than two million because of the UK’s decision to only routinely test patients so ill they are admitted to hospital.

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