Coronavirus news live: UK death toll at 46,364 and local lockdown latest

A further 65 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, bringing the nation’s death toll – as of Wednesday – to 46,364.

The figure covers deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes, and the community.

The actual cause of death may not be Covid-19 in all cases and people who died from the virus but didn’t test positive are not included in the total.

Meanwhile, scientists modelling the coronavirus outbreak using detailed simulations of London boroughs say a second wave of cases is likely in ‘almost all cases’ they looked at.

The simulation software predicts how local measures such as closing certain shops or quarantining residents in particular buildings affects the virus’ spread.

Dr Derek Groen, a lecturer in computer simulation at Brunel University part of the FACS team, said: ‘The models definitely see a second wave in almost all cases, although it looks much less deep than the first wave, but it could be more prolonged.

‘The results between boroughs has so far varied a lot, so we’re trying to understand better why that is.’

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