Another 155 people in the UK have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the official death toll to 43,730.

As of 5pm yesterday a total of 9,426,631 tests for Covid-19 had been carried out in the UK, of which 312,654 were positive, the Department of Health said.

A further 689 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.

Scottish health officials said earlier on Tuesday that three people had died with coronavirus in the country, marking the first day in five in which deaths were recorded. The new deaths meant total fatalities linked to the virus stood at 2,485. Ten more people tested positive, bringing total cases to 18,251.

Hospital staff (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Meanwhile three people also died in Wales after testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,510. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales increased by 24 to 15,743.

The new figures come after Leicester became the first UK city to go back into lockdown following a spike of coronavirus cases in the region.