Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352.
The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.
It is the largest increase so far.
Scotland reported another 16 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to 76.
In Wales, 29 more people have died, with the country’s total now at 98.
England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, said on Monday she was anticipating the number of deaths to “get worse over the next week, possibly two” before they decline due to people adhering to the lockdown and social distancing measures.
The Department of Health said 29,474 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Tuesday, 4,324 more than the 24 hours before.