These are the latest UK coronavirus stories you need to know.
Leicester Faces Local Lockdown
Leicester's Mayor said it was too early to decide whether a local lockdown was needed in the city to curb a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The latest figures from Public Health England (PHE) showed that 2987 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 866 cases were reported in the last 2 weeks.
Vitamin D Review
A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rapid evidence review has failed to find data to support vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk or severity of COVID-19.
There was a focus on vitamin D partly due to the additional risks of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic groups in the UK. BAME groups are already advised to take 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily throughout the year for musculoskeletal health because sunlight alone is insufficient in the UK's climate.
No clinical trial evidence was available for the review but five observational studies on vitamin D and COVID-19 published on or before 18th June 2020 were included.
These, NICE said, were limited by a high risk of bias due to the low quality of evidence produced.
However, NICE acknowledged that a systematic review and controlled trials on vitamin D and COVID-19 are underway and new evidence will be considered as it becomes available.
Extra support for black and minority ethnic women during pregnancy has been announced by NHS England.
On June 8th University of Oxford research found more than half of pregnant women admitted to a UK hospital with COVID-19 were from BAME groups.
The new measures include:
Making sure clinicians have a lower threshold to review, admit and consider multidisciplinary escalation in women from a BAME background
Reassuring pregnant BAME women with tailored communications
Making sure hospitals discuss vitamin D supplements with all women
Ensuring ethnicity and other risk factors, such as living in a deprived area, are recorded
COVID-19 Cancer Concerns
Research for Macmillan Cancer Support suggests 570,000 people with cancer are too scared to leave the house, despite the recent loosening of lockdown and shielding arrangements.
9% of cancer patients experienced panic or anxiety attacks, or even suicidal thoughts because of the virus
Around 90,000 people won't feel safe to leave the house until a vaccine or effective treatment becomes widely available
1 in 7 experienced a decline in physical health under lockdown
Macmillan CEO Lynda Thomas commented: "For many people, it is more frightening to be diagnosed with cancer now than during any other time in recent history. On top of the impact of a cancer diagnosis, patients now feel lost in lockdown."
Scotland's Mobilisation Recovery Group met for the first time on Monday to help plan recovery and renewal of health services after COVID-19. This includes emergency care, diagnostics, cancer services, scheduled care, mental health, social, primary care, and community care.
The group includes representatives from the BMA and the Royal College of GPs.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman commented: "This is not a straightforward task and it will take time. The advice of the Mobilisation Recovery Group will be key as we continue to plan how the NHS and its planning partners can safely and effectively respond to the extraordinary demands of COVID-19, both now and in the future."
Wales' 'Exclusive Extended Household'
The latest announcement from the Welsh Government sees people from two separate households being able to join together to form one exclusive extended household, similar to the social bubbles in England.
However, the extended household must contain the same people for the foreseeable future.
The lockdown change will come into force on Monday, July 6th, the same day 'stay local' rules are removed.
Another 100 UK COVID-19 deaths were announced on Saturday, 36 on Sunday, and 25 on Monday, taking the total to 43,575. Figures tend to be lower after a weekend due to reporting delays.
There were no COVID-19 deaths in Scotland for the fourth day in a row.
There were 93,881 tests counted on Sunday. This figure includes home tests that have been sent out but not yet processed. Figures for the number of people tested were last given on Friday 22nd May.
Another 815 positive cases were reported on Monday taking the total UK confirmed cases to 311,965.
Global COVID-19 deaths have now passed 500,000 and there have now been more than 10 million cases worldwide.
The scrapping of England's NHSX COVID-19 tracking app was announced earlier this month. It will be replaced with a new one using the Apple-Google protocols later in the year. People using the Isle of Wight trial app on iPhones have just had a message telling them to delete it.
The photographer Rankin has released a special series of pictures of doctors, nurses, and other staff who responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
He commented: "Everyone had their own inspiring story which to them was just doing their job. I hope these images portray the resilience and courage they show every day in the face of real adversity."
One of the portraits features Newham GP Dr Farzana Hussain. "It’s difficult to put into words how privileged I feel to be able to go to work every day and make a difference to people’s lives and to help battle this global pandemic," she said.