A further 22 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, according to the latest government figures.
It bring the total death toll in the UK – of those who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 – to 127,502.
Under a different measure, factoring in all fatalities where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, the UK’s statistics agencies place the death toll close to 152,000.
Alongside the latest death figures, the government said a further 2,445 lab-confirmed cases of the virus had been recorded – bringing the total to 4,414,242.
In England, another 2,103 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24-hour reporting period.
A further 14 deaths were reported, bringing the nation’s death toll to 112,149.
There have been a further 69 cases of coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 211,389.
Public Health Wales said there were two more deaths deaths, with the total in the country since the start of the pandemic remaining at 5,550.
Five people died after contracting coronavirus in Scotland as the country reported 178 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
There were no Covid-19 death recorded in Northern Ireland on Thursday, and a further 95 positive tests.