The latest figures published for the UK now stand at 1,019 with the vast majority being in England with London being the epicentre and worst hit.

NHS England has said the victims were aged between 33 and 100 years old. All but 13 of them had underlying health conditions.

The highest number of deaths in one area was at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust where 16 people died. Fifteen of the deaths were at the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust.

Out of the 260 coronavirus-linked deaths announced on Saturday, more than 75 were in London.

This information originally appeared on Sky News