More than 3,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK in the last 24 hours, as the death toll rose by 27.
It comes after the ONS confirmed more than 57,500 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in the UK. Its latest figures, published this morning, show that 52,420 deaths involving Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales up to September 4, and had been registered by September 12.
Meanwhile, concerns over testing shortages have been raised in some of the country's virus hotspots, with people complaining of being unable to get swabs and others forced to travel hundreds of miles from their homes to visit drive-through facilities.
Oxford University professor Sir John Bell, who has been advising the Government, said a “second wave” in Britain's outbreak had led to a surge in demand, putting the system "behind the curve".
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