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A further 1,820 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test - the most reported in a single day since the pandemic began.
It means the total number of deaths by that measure is now 93,290.
There were also a further 38,905 cases, with 3,887 more patients admitted into hospital.
Some 4,609,740 people have now received the first dose of a vaccine - a rise of 343,163 from yesterday - according to the latest government figures.
The previous highest number of daily deaths reported was 1,610 on Tuesday.
It comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel said ministers were working to ensure police and other front-line workers were moved up the priority list for the Covid vaccine.