The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen by 65 to .

There have also been 892 further cases of the virus officially recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to .

The rise in deaths is 18 fewer than the 83 recorded across the UK seven days ago, as deaths continue to slowly decline.

But the number of infections is up on the 763 reported this time last week fuelling concerns that the virus is bubbling up again in a number of towns.

It comes after the number of deaths in hospital in the last 24 hours was 15 - a smaller increase than last Wednesday when 19 hospital deaths were recorded.

The figures come out as a second local lockdown is put in place - this time in Aberdeen after a cluster of at least 54 cases linked the Hawthorn Bar.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the rise in cases heightens fears the Scottish Government is "dealing with a significant outbreak in Aberdeen that may include some community transmission".

A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other's houses.

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All indoor and outdoor hospitality venues have been told to close by 5pm on Wednesday.

The measures, which apply to the Aberdeen City area, will be backed by government regulations, the First Minister said, and will be enforced if the rules are not followed.

According to the First Minister, more than 20 other pubs and restaurants are involved in the cluster not just the Hawthorn bar.

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Devastating statistics show England has the highest level of excess deaths in Europe.

Analysis by the Office for National Statistics shows England had "the longest continuous period of excess mortality of any country" which led to the country having the "highest levels of excess mortality in Europe for the period as a whole."

Birmingham recorded the most extra deaths compared to the 2015-19 five-year average.

The  UK's true death toll is believed to be more than 10,000 higher than reported  by the Government, based on death certificates mentioning Covid-19 as a cause and the latest available data.

The toll comprises fatalities where Covid-19 was mentioned on death certificates, including suspected cases, and it also includes more recent hospital deaths.

It is well above the government’s official toll which counts only confirmed Covid-19 deaths.