UK records 854 new Covid-19 deaths following deadliest day so far
Today marks the worst day for Covid-19 fatalities in the UK.
Figures from the UK's NHS and Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency have revealed that 854 more people have died from Covid-19 in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the three deaths recorded in Northern Ireland over the last 24 hours, 758 people have died in England, 74 people have died in Scotland and 19 people have died in Wales.
The increase represents the highest single-day figure for deaths in the United Kingdom so far since the coronavirus outbreak began.
The total number of deaths in the United Kingdom now stands at 6,236. The most recent official figures released by the UK's Department of Health show that over 51,000 cases have been confirmed in the country.
The news follows a statement from 10 Downing Street last night confirming that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been admitted to an intensive care unit, where his condition is described as stable.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 247 confirmed deaths due to Covid-19 on the island of Ireland. The Department of Health will issue an update on figures from the Republic of Ireland later this evening.