UK coronavirus death toll increases by 36 to 41,698 in lowest rise since March

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 36 in the lowest daily increase since lockdown began. According to figures from the Government, the total number of deaths across all settings in the UK now stands at 41,698. New statistics show that 15,755 people have tested positive for the virus north of the border, up by 25 from 15,730 the previous day. No new coronavirus-linked deaths has been recorded in Northern Ireland, leaving the total reported by the Department of Health at 541.