The United Kingdom’s death toll from coronavirus rose by 621 to 4,934 just as the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was rushed to hospital on Sunday.
Reuters reported that a total of 195,524 people had been tested of which 47,806 tested positive.
Johnson was admitted to hospital with continuing coronavirus symptoms as the Queen told the UK that “better days will return” despite the grief and suffering caused by the pandemic.
Downing Street confirmed that the prime minister was undergoing tests “as a precautionary step” on the advice of his doctor.
The announcement was made after Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address urging Britons to show their traditional “quiet, good-humoured resolve” and thanked the NHS staff for their work.