The previous highest increase was 1,325, reported on January 8.
Count the total number of deaths within 28 days of COVID-19[feminine[feminine test at 84.767.
47,525 other cases were also added to the coronavirus Dashboard Data – On the third day in a row, new infections were below 50,000. That total is now 3,211,576.
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While the majority of the last reported deaths took place in the past week, some date back to May 8, 2020, when the very first nationwide lockdown was still in place.
Ahead of the UK-wide figures update, NHS England confirmed a further 1,012 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had died in hospital, bringing that total to 57,828.
The patients were aged 39 to 102 and all but 46 (aged 39 to 98) had known underlying health issues.
The date of death ranged from May 8, 2020 to January 12, 2021, with the majority being January 6 or later.
London had the highest number of reported deaths at 202, which Mayor Sadiq Khan later confirmed brought the total number of coronavirus deaths in the capital beyond 10,000.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that there have been 79 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours. Wales has reported 66 more deaths and Northern Ireland 19 more.
Public Health England medical director Yvonne Doyle said there were now more COVID deaths in the UK during the second wave than in the first spring last year.
“With each passing day, more and more people are tragically losing their lives due to this terrible virus, and today we have reported the highest number of deaths in a single day since the start of the pandemic”, a- she declared.
“There have now been more deaths in the second wave than in the first.
“About one in three people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others, so it is essential to stay at home, minimize contact with other people and act as if you had the virus. ”
Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the pandemic around the world, reports that the UK has more COVID deaths than any other country in Europe.
It is fifth overall, behind the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
The number of people hospitalized continues to rise in the original four countries, and in Wales the total is now more than double the peak of the first wave.
Dr Andrew Goodall, chief executive of the NHS in Wales, said there were now around 2,870 COVID-related patients being treated, meaning ‘tough choices’ would have to be made about the range of services provided.
Hospitals in England also remain under enormous pressure, although the Prime Minister said earlier during PMQs that the country’s third national lockdown “is starting to show signs of effect”.
But he didn’t rule out tightening restrictions further – and police are in talks with ministers to tighten up the much-discussed rules of practice.
Ms. Sturgeon has already announced a new measures for Scotland, including limiting click-and-collect services to essential purchases only.
Boris Johnson also told MPs the NHS will launch 24 hour vaccination service As soon as possible.
He said the process of protecting people from the coronavirus was already going “exceptionally fast” – but “at the moment the limit is on the supply” of the vaccine.
“We will go to 24/7 as soon as possible,” he said.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will give more details “in due course,” Johnson added.
More than 2.6 million people received their first dose until January 12 inclusive.