The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 45,961, an increase of 83 as of today.
According to the ONS the UK has recorded the highest level of excess deaths amongst European countries with 6.9% more excess deaths in the country as a whole and 7.5% more in England. Spain and Belgium are second and third with 6.7% and 3.9% respectively.
The required isolation period for people that have tested positive for Coronavirus will increase from 7 to 10 days. This announcement comes after the Prime Minister warned yesterday of signs of a second wave of Coronavirus across Europe.
Britain has also re-imposed a 14-day quarantine period on people arriving from Spain. In an Interview with Sky news Matt Hancock said that “I am worried about a second wave. I think you can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe, and we’ve got to do everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores, and to tackle it.”