Coronavirus UK news live: Latest updates
FIFTY-FOUR more people have died today across Britain from coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 335.
UK victims of the virus have been between the ages of 18 and 102, and have all had underlying health conditions.
Earlier today, Public Health Wales confirmed a further four patients in Wales who tested positive for coronavirus died, bringing the total to 16.
Public Health Wales said 71 new cases had tested positive for Covid-19 but warned the true number of cases is likely to be higher.
Dr Giri Shankar, director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said the virus was now circulating in “every part of Wales.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also announced a further four people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Scotland.
Twenty new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus confirmed in Northern Ireland, bringing total to 148, with just two deaths.
The new measures are designed to “shield the most vulnerable” from coronavirus, and those who receive a letter will be asked to isolate for 12 weeks.
Under the new measures, OAPs, cancer victims and heart attack survivors, among others, will be told not to leave their homes, and essentials will be delivered to them.