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Coronavirus live: Two deaths in the UK as national cases rise to 163

6 March 2020, 07:48 | Updated: 6 March 2020, 14:58

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has risen again
The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has risen again. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Two people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the UK and the number of confirmed cases nationwide has risen to 163.

It comes as the the government confirmed on Friday that it was considering "more extreme action" to curb the spread of COVID-19 by isolating entire households.

The global count has also reached record figures after it surpassed 100,000.

Follow all the developments from today in our live blog below.

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