The United Kingdom has recorded 1,820 further coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily increase in deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, data from Public Health England on Wednesday showed.
The total number of people in the UK who have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test now stands at 93,290.
A total of 38,905 new cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed on Wednesday – up from Tuesday’s daily increase of 33,355 cases. The total number of cases recorded in the UK since the pandemic began is now 3,505,754.
According to government data -- reported up to Tuesday January 19 -- 4,609,740 people in the UK have now received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 460,625 have now received a second dose.