Coronavirus: UK death toll rises to 35
A 59-year-old former police officer is among those who died over the weekend, it is understood.
Nick Matthews, from Nailsea, Somerset, reportedly died at Bristol Royal Infirmary in the early hours of Saturday.
Mr Matthews was disabled and had previously suffered a heart attack, his wife said.
There have been a total of 1,372 positive tests for coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Sunday, up from 1,140 at the same time on Saturday, the DoH said.
In Scotland, it has emerged that people over the age of 70 should prepare to reduce social contact in a bid to stem transmission of the disease.
Meanwhile, organisers of both indoor and outdoor events which are due to attract more than 500 people have been asked to cancel such gatherings.