U.K. health authorities announced on Sunday that the countrywide death toll from the coronavirus increased by 596 in 24 hours.
The Department of Health said that of the 372,967 people tested, 120,067 were coronavirus positive.
It added that as of 5.00 p.m. local time (1700GMT) on Saturday, a total of 16,060 hospital COVID-19 patients had died.
Earlier on Sunday, ITV News reported that the delivery of 84 tons of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) had been delayed.
Hospitals have consistently complained of shortages and the lack of PPE has become a focal point of criticism of the government’s response