A further 204 people have died from coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on June 6th, the Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed.

NHS England recorded an extra 75 fatalities as of 5pm on 5th June, bringing the country's total to 27,359.

Patients were aged between 43 and 100 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

The Scottish Government reported another 27 cases of the deadly disease, with a further 6 deaths since Friday.

The Department of Health and Social Care said a total of 5,438,712 tests have been carried out, with 218,187 on June 5th.

Public Health Wales said there were 42 new cases, with 14,356 people have tested positive for Covid-19, and ten more deaths.

Of those tested, 284,868 people have tested negative for Covid-19 across the UK since the pandemic began.

NHS England recorded an extra 75 fatalities as of 5pm on 5th June

It comes as experts at Public Health England warned the reproductive rate of coronavirus could be above 1 in parts of the north.

R allows us to calculate how many people each person with Covid-19 infects.

For example, if the R rate is three, each patient is infecting three more people, while if it is one they are infecting just one other person.

Government officials have pushed to get the rate below one, to ensure each carrier is infecting less than one person, and the virus' spread will slow.

The latest analysis from Public Health England and Cambridge University scientists showed the North West was now running at 1.01, Manchester Evening News reported on Friday.

The R is up from 0.73 a few weeks ago when the data was last released and higher than anywhere else in England.

Not far behind is the South West, which is listed at exactly 1, although researchers believe the number of new daily infections there is “relatively low” by comparison.