Covid-19: Biggest daily rise in UK coronavirus death toll brings total to 759 | ITV News

A further 181 people in the UK have died after contracting the , in the since the outbreak began.

The number of virus-related deaths in the country now stands at 759.

It comes as the number of people to have tested positive for the virus rose by nearly 3000, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the UK to 14,579.

In Scotland, a further eight people have died as a result of the pandemic, bringing the number of deaths to 33.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that the number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland had risen to 1,059 after 165 more people tested positive.

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