The quantity was steeply up from the 599 deaths reported in Monday’s official figures. There’s usually a lag in reporting new deaths after the weekend.
There have been 33,355 new instances recorded, down from the 37,535 reported on Monday.
England and Scotland introduced new nationwide lockdowns on Jan. 4 in a bid to stem a surge in instances after the invention of a extra transmissible UK variant of the coronavirus late final 12 months.
The lockdown has seen new instances come down from a seven-day common peak of round 60,000 new each day instances on January 7, although well being officers have warned that the numbers of deaths will rise whilst reported instances begin to come down.
“While there are some early indicators that present our sacrifices are working, we should proceed to strictly abide by the measures in place,” stated Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director at Public Well being England.
“By decreasing our contacts and staying at dwelling we’ll see a fall within the variety of infections over time.”
Authorities figures confirmed that 4,266,577 folks had acquired a primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The UK is hoping to vaccinate 15 million high-risk folks by the center of February.