As the death toll among Covid-19 hospital patients rises to 13,729 in the UK, the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 100,000 today.

Reports from Evening Standard reveals that, as of 9am on Thursday the Department of Health said, 327,608 people have been tested for the virus, of which 103,093 had tested positive.

The death toll, up by 861 from the day before, relates to fatalities recorded across hospitals in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as of 5pm on Wednesday.

The figure will differ from the total number of deaths recorded by the four individual NHS bodies.

Earlier today, NHS England said a total of 12,396 Covid-19 related deaths had now been recorded in hospitals in England, an increase of 740.

In Scotland, 779 people were said to have died after contracting the virus, after 80 new deaths were recorded.