Coronavirus deaths in UK rise by 180, pushing total to 1,415

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Coronavirus deaths in UK rise by 180, pushing total to 1,415

Another 180 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 1,415.

The number – which was down from the previous day's 207 – counts those who died in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Sunday.

In England, 159 people died after contracting the virus, taking the total to 1,284.

A further six people died in Scotland, taking the total to 47, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced.

In Wales, the number of people who have now died is 62, a rise of 14.

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And the number of people who have died in Northern Ireland has risen by one to 22, with total cases at 533.

In Scotland, there were 1,563 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of 9am on Monday, up 179 from Sunday.

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Ms Sturgeon added that the SEC Centre in Glasgow would be turned into a hospital and cancer screening programmes paused to help the NHS respond to the crisis.

Scotland's chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, said the actual number of cases there is estimated at more than 100,000.

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Confirmed cases in Wales have risen to 1,451, after 210 new cases were recorded on Monday.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the COVID-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said "the true number of cases is likely to be higher".

Northern Ireland's new regulations to enforce social distancing include fines of up to £5,000.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday the UK had reached 10,000 tests a day, which he added was ahead of schedule as the government works towards 25,000 tests a day.

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