Another 1,564 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the UK – the highest daily figure since the pandemic began following the late addition of some data going as far back as May.
The previous highest increase was 1,325, which was reported on 8 January.
It takes the total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test to 84,767.
Another 47,525 cases have also been added to the government’s coronavirus data dashboard – the third day running that new infections have been below 50,000. That total is now 3,211,576.