Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 529 more people in the UK.
The country’s death toll now stands at 53,274.
Another 19,609 people have tested positive for the bug, bringing the total number of confirmed infected to 1,430,341 since the pandemic began.
By way of comparison, last Wednesday 595 people died, compared to 492 the week before that.
Yesterday the death toll rose by 598 and the number of daily confirmed cases by 20,051.
That represented the highest number of deaths since May.
The news comes as the number of deaths in England and Wales with Covid-19 on the death certificate soared by 40% in just a week, new figures show.
A total of 1,937 deaths registered in the week ending November 6 mentioned coronavirus, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Latest Public Health England figures show rates continuing to increase in most local authority areas across England in the week up to November 12.
This is despite a national lockdown having been enforced on November 5, the impact of which is not likely to be felt for at least another week.
The highest rates of new cases of Covid-19 in the nation are currently being experienced in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Hull is top of the nationwide list, with 776.4 cases per 100,000 people – up from the previous week’s figure of 686.0.
There is only one region, north-west England, in which a majority of areas are currently recording a fall, rather than a rise.
A total of 30 of 39 areas have recorded a fall in rates in the region.
This includes Oldham, which has the highest rate in the region, but where the rate has dropped week-on-week from 800.5 to 598.0.