Another 529 die with coronavirus with 46,169 new cases

Another 529 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, where a further 46,169 new cases have been recorded.

It brings the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 81,960, while confirmed infections now stand at 3,118,518.

The latest figures come as the Prime Minister warned that harsher restrictions may be required amid concerns about the level of public compliance and the huge strain on the NHS.

Earlier, NHS England confirmed that a further 489 people who tested positive for coronavirus had died in the country’s hospitals, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in the setting to 56,069.

Patients were aged between 26 and 103. All except 33, aged between 26 and 97, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between November 25 and January 10, with the majority being on or after January 8.

There were 16 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Wales has seen a further 1,793 cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 171,574.

Public Health Wales also reported another 17 deaths, bringing the country’s toll to 3,981.

Scotland recorded one death and 1,782 positive tests in the past 24 hours, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

That brings the country’s official totals to 151,548 and 4,969 respectively.

In Northern Ireland, a further 16 Covid-19 linked deaths and 759 new cases have been confirmed on Monday.

Meanwhile, PM Boris Johnson warned the country that lockdown rules may be toughened up if people do not follow the current restrictions.

Elsewhere, the latest stats showed that nearly 2 million people have now had vaccinations in Britain.

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