A patient with underlying health conditions has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus.
The patient had been "in an out of hospital" for other reasons, but was admitted on Wednesday evening and tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement from the UK's National Health Service (NHS) said: "Sadly, we can confirm that an older patient with underlying health conditions has died.
"The patient has previously been in and out of hospital for non-coronavirus reasons, but on this occasion was admitted and last night tested positive for coronavirus.
"The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."
It comes as 30 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed there, bringing the total to 115.
The number had stood at 85 following an update on Wednesday afternoon.
Three new cases had already been confirmed in Scotland on Thursday.
Twenty-five of the new cases are in England - including eight people who contracted the virus in the UK.
The UK's Department of Health also confirmed there were now 25 cases in London.
The bank HSBC has evacuated its entire research department and parts of its trading floor at its Canary Wharf offices in the city, after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.
It comes as England's chief medical officer told British MPs the UK is in the second phase of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Professor Chris Whitty said Britain was "mainly" in the "delay" phase of the government's four-stage approach to COVID-19.
But he said he was expecting the number of UK cases to go up over the coming weeks due to evidence of "some level of community transmission".
Scotland's chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, said the new Scottish patients are all after coming into contact with others who already had the virus.
It comes as three schools in Co Clare are closed on Thursday after four people from the same family tested positive for the coronavirus.
The family had recently returned from northern Italy.
There have now been six confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Republic, as well as three in Northern Ireland.