UK deaths from coronavirus have soared by a further 260 in one day, taking the total to 1,019, with the majority of the fatalities in England.
The Department of Health figures show a further seven deaths in Scotland, taking the total to 40.
And in Wales there have been 38 coronavirus deaths with the latest four.
The government has released the figures as the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London’s ExCel building nears completion, and will be able to hold 4,000 patients at a time.
An additional two temporary mega-hospitals will be built in Birmingham and Manchester.