THE number of people in the UK who died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to more than 1,800.

The total of fatalities in England is now 1,651 - up by 367 from the 1,284 announced on Monday according to NHS England.

NHS England said those who died were all in hospital and their ages ranged from 19 to 98. All but 28 of the patients had underlying health conditions. The 28 who did not were aged between 19 and 91. 

In Wales, seven more people died after contracting the disease, bringing the total there up to 69.

Public Health Wales said there were 112 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, taking the total to 1,563, though it said the true number was likely to be higher.

So far, 28 people have died in Northern Ireland - a rise of six people since the last announcement.

Testing in Northern Ireland has resulted in 53 new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 586.

There are now 1,993 positive coronavirus cases in Scotland and 60 deaths - 13 of them were over the last day.

The amount of confirmed UK deaths is now 1,808.