There have been another 102 deaths from coronavirus in the UK, with another 20,890 cases announced.

It means the death toll from the disease now stands at 44,998, while the total number of confirmed cases is now 894,690.

It comes as a further 91 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 31,910, NHS England said today.

Patients were aged between 44 and 95. All had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between September 24 and October 25, with the majority being on or after October 23.

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

There have been a further 1,158 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 43,839.

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Public Health Wales said six further deaths had been reported, with the total rising to 1,783.

Scotland has recorded one death from coronavirus and 1,122 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The First Minister told the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – has risen to 2,701.

Ms Sturgeon said 57,874 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 56,752 the previous day.

It comes as it was announced that another city will move to the highest tier of coronavirus restrictions in England from Thursday.

Local council leaders confirmed that Nottingham City as well as neighbouring Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe will also move to Tier 3 restrictions.

The new rules come into force from one minute past midnight on October 29. They mean that pubs will have to close unless they serve substantial meals, and there will be stricter rules on mixing between households.

Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Warrington have already been put into the highest tier.

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