Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there are now 57,500 registered deaths in the UK, where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
There are now 1,081 people being treated for coronavirus in a clinical setting with 138 patients on ventilated beds.
Earlier today, it was announced that 29 people had died in hospitals across the country – the biggest increase in almost two months.
England has 28 deaths and Scotland has had one, and there have been none in Wales and Northern Ireland. This is the biggest increase since the announcement of 39 in the UK on Saturday July 11.
Yesterday there were 4,368 new infections in addition to 11 other deaths.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland have increased by 383 in the past 24 hours, the Scottish government has announced.
A total of 25,500 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus in Scotland, where home visits will be banned from Wednesday under strict new rules.
There have been 281 more cases of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 21,159.
Public Health Wales said no additional deaths have been reported, with the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic remaining at 1,603.
Boris Johnson will address the nation at 8 p.m. tonight to outline further restrictions.
From Thursday, it will be forbidden to go to the bar to order a drink, the rooms being reserved for table service only.
And the last orders should be called at 9:30 p.m., as sites are forced to kick everyone out before 10 p.m.
Late-night kebab and other take-out stores will be forced to close at 10 p.m., only allowed to make deliveries rather than take customers without an appointment.
And you will be required by law to wear a face mask when entering a restaurant or pub, although you can remove it when you sit down. Bar staff and waiters are also required to wear masks from Monday.
In his speech in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister warned that the UK was at a ‘perilous turn’ in the battle against Covid-19 by announcing tough new measures to curb the spread of the virus and protect the NHS.
Sidewalks in England could last six months, well beyond Christmas, as he said the threat of a second wave was “real”.
The new measures include:
– Ask office workers to work from home if they can.
– Table service only in pubs, bars and restaurants from Thursday. All hospitality sites will be subject to a closing time of 10 p.m.
– Face masks will be mandatory for retail sales staff, taxi passengers and hotel customers, except when seated.
– No more than 15 people will be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.
– The rule of six will be extended to indoor team sports, such as five-a-side football matches.
– Plans to allow business conferences and sporting events from October 1 have been dropped.
– Increased fines of £ 200 on the first offense for those not wearing a mask or gathering in groups of more than six. Businesses face fines or shutdown for not complying with Covid-19 rules.
And Scots will be banned from visiting other households from Wednesday to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a nationwide ban on indoor domestic mixing will come tomorrow, which was previously in place in parts of western Scotland.