The UK has recorded 438 new coronavirus deaths – its highest daily total since 24 February last year.
Tuesday’s figures, which are often higher due to a lag in reporting, saw a further 94,432 cases recorded in the UK.
On Monday, the UK reported 84,249 cases and 85 deaths.
Today’s figures are down from the 120,821 cases – but up from the 379 deaths – reported this time last week, on 11 January.
Meanwhile, 73,267 people have been given a third, or booster, dose of a coronavirus vaccine, taking the total to 63.6% of the population.
A further 26,502 people received their second dose, while 15,748 have been given the first jab, the latest figures show.