In England, an additional 327 people lost their lives, while 14 died in Wales, 12 in Scotland and 5 in Northern Ireland.
The number of deaths, which now accounts for almost one-third of the highest daily peaks reported in hospitals, will further fuel calls for relaxation of the lockout measures.
The 327 patients who died were 46 to 101 years old, 17 of them – 47 to 97 years old – with no known underlying health conditions.
Of the new deaths in England, 56 occurred on May 2, 125 on May 1 and 43 on April 30, with the remainder occurring in April and March.
Unfortunately, the actual number of lives lost at Covid-19 will be higher when the Department of Health confirms later, as the above total does not include those who died in nursing homes, hospices and addresses private.
The UK’s official count was 28,131 yesterday.
The latest figures come after the announcement of 469 deaths yesterday, including 423 Friday, 482 Thursday, 610 Wednesday and 653 Tuesday.
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As the daily death toll approaches a third of its previous peak, steps are likely to be taken to reopen parts of the country.
Many restaurants have restarted to turn on their ovens to only offer delivery, including Burger King and Nandos.
DIY stores such as B&Q and Homebase have also started to let the public in.
However, beyond entering private companies, the lock-in rules remain the same as when the social distancing imposed by the government was introduced in late March.
Boris Johnson is expected to present a roadmap for getting out of the lockout country on Thursday.
Ministers fear a second spike could lead to restrictions if the lock is released too quickly.
It was announced today that the government plans to place those entering the country under quarantine.
Grant Shapps, the Minister of Transport, said he should make sure the UK does not import coronaviruses once the infection rate starts to drop.
When asked if UK travelers will be quarantined, he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I think this is important because we are seeing the numbers go down and the R rate we hope diminish… that we make sure that the sacrifices in the sense of social distancing that we ask the British people to match anyone who comes to this country.
“So I’m actively looking at these issues right now so that when we have infection rates in the country under control, we don’t matter. “
Research by the National Statistics Office (ONS) on Friday found that the death rate in the poorest areas is double that of their wealthiest counterparts.
Nick Stripe, head of health analysis at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), said: “People living in more deprived areas experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less disadvantaged areas.
“General mortality rates are normally higher in the most disadvantaged areas, but so far Covid-19 appears to be increasing them further.”
The Prime Minister is said to be planning to allow the British to return to work at the end of the month.
But it is likely that those who can work from home will still be required to do so, as the government seeks to avoid an increase in the number of infections.
Germany has seen an increase in the number of cases since the lifting of its social distancing measures, raising fears that strict rules will be reintroduced to bring the home back under control.