The UK's coronavirus hospital death count has increased by 36.

Some 33 deaths took place in English hospitals, with three in Wales and none in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This is double the number of fatalities announced last Friday, when 18 were recorded in the highest Friday rise since July.

Of the latest deaths in England, 10 were recorded in the North West, while eight took place in each of London and the Midlands.

It comes as Scotland recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that 558 people had tested positive for the virus in the past day, bringing the country's total to 26,518.

Despite this, she said no patients had died from the disease in the last 24 hours, meaning Scotland's death count is still 2,510. 

Coronavirus infections are spiking across the country

The government is trying to reduce spiralling infection rates with a series of measures, including a 10pm curfew on pubs which came into force last night.

London is on the brink of being put on local lockdown after being added to the national coronavirus 'watch list'.

Meanwhile, Leeds will face new restrictions from midnight, including a ban on households mixing.

City council leader Judith Blake said she expected Leeds will be made an "area of intervention", meaning "more household restrictions along the lines of those already in force across three of the West Yorkshire districts in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale".

The addition of Leeds' 793,000 population would take the number of people living under local restrictions to more than 16.2 million people across the UK.

Cardiff and Swansea will also be put on lockdown at 6pm tomorrow after a huge rise in infections.

The town of Llanelli will also be subject to Wales' first lockdown at a town rather than local authority level with 13 council wards covered by the measures.

This comes a few days ago after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a slew of new nationwide restrictions - including a return to working from home where possible and a 10pm curfew for pubs.

But critics fear the measures, in addition to the "rule of six" on gatherings, will not go far enough.