BRITAIN’S coronavirus death toll today rose to 178 – with 4,145 now infected by the deadly virus.
The new cases were recorded in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – up from 3,269 as the country goes into lockdown.
Wales saw its highest largest daily increase of coronavirus cases – with 89 more patients bringing the total number to 280.
And Northern Ireland reported a rise of 22 extra cases, taking the country’s total to 108.
The number of deaths in Scotland has risen to seven today, while a 373 people have now tested positive for the killer virus there.
In the last 24 hours the number of cases in Scotland has increased by 51, with deaths rising by one.
According to the figures there are 49 cases in Lanarkshire, 44 in Lothian and 34 in Tayside.
Meanwhile, 27 people have tested positive in the NHS Forth Valley region, with 24 cases in NHS Shetland, 21 in NHS Ayrshire and Arran and 20 in the Grampian area. Dumfries and Galloway and Fife both have 13 cases each, while there are 10 in NHS Borders and eight in NHS Highlands.