The number of coronavirus hospital deaths in the UK has risen to 391, the highest Saturday increase since May.
Carnavirus-related deaths have risen to 316 in hospitals in England, 37 more in Scotland, the death toll in Wales has risen to 28 and a tragic 10 deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland.
The highest death toll was between May 2 and Saturday, when 469 people died.
Last Saturday, November 14, the death toll rose to 300. The previous Saturday, November and November, there were recorded 366 deaths.
The number of coronavirus deaths at UK hospitals rose to 401 yesterday.
NHS England said 326 people, including two people aged 20 to 39, died at its hospital.
Health authorities in Scotland say 32 people have died there, while Wales has recorded 31 patient deaths. Northern Ireland killed 12 people yesterday.
According to the Scottish Government, Scotland has had 3 deaths from coronavirus and 887 positive tests in the last 24 hours.
New figures show the death toll under this measure – those who tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days – has risen to 3,466.
The positivity rate of the daily test is 5..9%, which is higher than the previous day ..6%
A total of 87,247 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 86,630.
Of the new cases, 234 occurred in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 246 in Lanarkshire and 140 in Lothian.
At the hospital, 1,193 people were confirmed to have the virus, down from 41 in 24 hours.
Of these patients, 100 are in intensive care, up to 12 years.
Another 10 died of covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said.
The death toll from the department is now 923.
There are 357 more confirmed records of the virus in the last 24 hours reporting period.
A total of 49,442 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since the outbreak began in Northern Ireland.
Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a No. 10 briefing that he was “more confident” of returning to normalcy in the spring.
Government advisers said the news came the day the outbreak was finally about to shrink.
And the rate – the number of people infected in each new case – has now dropped from 1 to 1.1, from 1 to 1.2 in the previous week.
It emerged that any coronavirus job could be available to everyone in early April, indicating a return to normalcy.
An NHS plan found that all age groups could begin receiving the vaccine in late January if supplies are ready.
It depends on the government stopping unprecedented logistical efforts.
The NHS England plan document covers 75% of vaccinations and says up to five million jobs will be available each week.
The two doses will require 28 days apart.
Care home residents, social workers and health workers will be at the forefront from the beginning of next month, the document said.
Decades over -0 could begin to get the group -0-799 from mid-December to late December.
In early January it will be the turn of all high and medium risk people aged 65 to 69 and under 65.
Children between the ages of 50 and 4 will get jobs between mid-January and late March to mid-January between 18 and 49.