The number of deaths in the UK recorded within 28 days of a positive corona test increased by 981 on Wednesday, the highest number since April 24 this year.
A total of 72,548 people have succumbed to Covid-19 lung disease.
The number of new infections at 50,023 was slightly lower than the day before. On Tuesday, authorities registered a daily record of 53,135 new cases.
That was also a sharp increase from the old record set the day before when 41,385 new cases were reported.