The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 46,119, an increase of 120 as of today.
According to the ONS, daily Coronavirus cases in England have risen from 3,200 last week to 4,200. These findings are based on tests of households in England, excluding care homes and hospitals. The ONS estimates that daily cases are significantly higher than those reported by the Department of Health and Social Care because the ONS’ data includes people without symptoms.
People that have been asked to shield across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will no longer be required to isolate from today. From Saturday those shielding will no longer receive food packages or medicine deliveries from the government.