Another 813 people have died in UK hospitals after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 20,319, says the Department of Health.
The majority of the coronavirus-related fatalities – 18,084 (a rise of 711) – are in England.
Scotland’s daily figures showed that another 47 people have died there, taking the total to 1,231.
Wales has reported a further 23 deaths, giving a total of 774, and Northern Ireland’s hospital deaths have increased by 16 to 294.
On 28 March, NHS England’s medical director Professor Stephen Powis urged people to respect the lockdown rules, with the aim of keeping the number of deaths below 20,000.