There's been a sharp increase in the number of deaths in the UK as a result of coronavirus.

As of 9am today (Thursday), a total of 104,866 people have been tested, of which, 11,658 were confirmed positive.

As of 5pm last night, 578 patients in the UK who tested positive for Covid-19 have died.

The figure for the previous day was 465. 

It comes as nine new cases are confirmed in Dorset