The UK has recorded 917 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of people who have died in hospital with the virus to 9,875.

For the second day in a row, the UK’s daily death toll exceeded 900. On Friday there were a record 980 deaths.

People are being urged to have a “stay-at-home Easter” amid lockdown, despite warm weather in much of the UK.

Meanwhile the home secretary said she was “sorry if people feel there have been failings” in NHS protective kit.

“We are in a unprecedented global pandemic. There are going to be problems,” Priti Patel added.

Her comments, at the daily coronavirus briefing in Downing Street, came after some NHS workers said they still did not have the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to treat

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