The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 69 - the lowest rise on a Thursday during the lockdown.

England reported 62 new deaths, including a 13-day-old baby. Wales recorded five, Scotland had two, and Northern Ireland reported no new fatalities.

It is the lowest increase on a Thursday since 43 deaths were announced on March 19 in the week before the lockdown began.

The daily increases on recent Thursdays were 95 on June 11, 133 on June 4, 213 on May 28, 240 on May 21 and 256 on May 14. The largest rise on a Thursday was 891 on April 9, when the UK was in the peak of its outbreak.

The Government's official toll of 42,153 fatalities in all settings, including care homes, will be updated later.

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NHS workers wearing PPE transport a patient at London's St Thomas' Hospital

The latest data based on death certificates mentioning Covid-19 shows the true toll is now more than 53,000, including suspected cases.

NHS England reported 62 new hospital deaths.

A total of 2,464 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by two from 2,462 on Wednesday, Nicola Sturgeon said.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Ms Sturgeon said 18,077 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 11 from 18,066 the previous day.

There are 929 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of 36.

Of these patients, 23 were in intensive care, a decrease of one.

Scotland eases lockdown

Ms Sturgeon announced the figures before announcing further measures to ease Scotland's lockdown under phase two of the four-step plan.

Among the measures, adults who live on their own or only with children under 18 will be able to form an "extended household group" from Friday.

People will be able to meet two other households at the same time while outside, with no more than eight people gathered at a time.

People will also be able to go inside to use the toilet when meeting in someone else's garden, the First Minister added.

Scots are urged to stay within a roughly five-mile radius of their home for recreational purposes.

A chart showing coronavirus deaths in hospitals and care homes in England and Wales
Clinical staff wear PPE as they care for a patient in intensive care at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge

Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in Scotland from Monday.

The First Minister also announced a change to the messaging the Scottish Government uses, from "Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives" to "Stay safe, protect others and save lives".

Wales' death toll increased by five to 1,471.

Northern Ireland reported no new coronavirus deaths. Its count remained at 543.

In other developments:

- The Government has ditched the system behind the NHS coronavirus app and is hoping to develop a new one with Google and Apple, the Mirror understands.

- The NHS Test and Trace failed to reach more than a quarter of those who tested positive during the first two weeks of the programme.

- Downing Street said there was "not an explicit link" between the review of the two-metre social distancing rule and an announcement on when the hospitality sector can reopen in England. July 4 has been earmarked as the earliest possible date for the reopening of England's pubs and restaurants.

- A spokesman for the Prime Minister said the Government is looking at a "range of measures" to help children catch up after missing months of schooling.

- Spot checks to ensure people are complying with the coronavirus quarantine measures for arrivals have been carried out, No10 says.

- Production at a chicken processing plant in Llangefni, North Wales has been shut down for a fortnight following a Covid-19 outbreak. Unions said they were aware of 13 cases among staff at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni, with 110 self-isolating as a precaution.