Another 888 patients have died in hospitals in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Department of Health announced the latest increase which takes the total death toll from COVID-19 to 15,464, the fifth highest in the world from the virus which originated in China late last year.
Some 150,000 people have died worldwide.
The number of tests for the illness has risen to 460,437, although this includes some people being tested more than once.
There have now been 114,217 positive tests in the UK.
Health authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also record their own daily figures, which may not tally with the government’s total as they collate their numbers at different times throughout the day.