UK coronavirus death toll rises 77 to 40,542

NHS staff at antibody testing hub run by the West Midlands Ambulance service

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom's death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 77 to 40,542 as of 1600 GMT on June 6, according to government data published on Sunday.

Scotland and Northern Ireland earlier reported no COVID-19 deaths in the previous 24 hours.

Including suspected cases, the United Kingdom's death toll this week surpassed 50,000, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Kevin Liffey)