NO further deaths in Somerset have been announced as the UK total jumps by 708.

A total of 4,313 deaths following positive coronavirus results have now been reported.

As of 9am today, 41,903 people have tested positive.

Today’s figures from the Department of Health show that the number of new people tested daily in the UK for coronavirus has slipped back below 10,000.

A total of 9,406 new people were reported as being tested in the 24 hours to 9am April 4.

For the previous two days, the equivalent figure was above 10,000.

The total number of people in the UK tested since the outbreak began is now 183,190.

This is the equivalent of around 275 people in every 100,000, or 0.3% of the population.

The number of coronavirus-related hospital deaths announced by the Department of Health stood at 4,313 as of 5pm April 3.

It took 20 days for this number to pass 400. It has taken a further 11 days to pass 4,000.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK has taken 15 days to go from just under 4,000 (3,983 as of 9am March 20) to just over 40,000 (41,903 as of 9am April 4).

But no deaths have been reported in Somerset in today's figures, with the total for the county still standing at 12.

Somerset deaths statistics:

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: 2 (March 30, April 1)

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust: 6 (March 25, March 26, March 27, March 28, March 29 x 2)

Weston Area Health NHS Trust: 2 (March 23 x 2)

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 2 (March 20, March 31)