Another 1,245 people in the UK have died within 28 days of recording a positive Covid-19 test, it has been revealed.
The latest information on daily coronavirus deaths released on Friday evening brings Britains death toll from the disease to 104,371.
It is 156 down on the 1,401 deaths announced on the same day last week.
Meanwhile, another 29,079 people have tested positive for the disease. Some 3,772,813 cases have now been recorded in the UK.
It comes as the latest weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows coronavirus infections to be levelling off across the UK, with one in 55 people in private households in England infected with Covid-19 between January 17 and 23.
The ONS said the percentage of people testing positive in England remains high, with more than one million people infected in the most recent weeks data.
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Meanwhile, figures released by the Government on Friday showed the reproduction number (R) of coronavirus to be between 0.7 and 1.1 across the UK.
R represents the average number of people each Covid-positive person goes on to infect.
When the figure is above 1, it means the outbreak is growing, but when it falls below 1, it means the outbreak is shrinking.
Meanwhile, scientists advising the Government have warned that relaxing Covid-19 restrictions will lead to another wave of coronavirus infections if it is not done in a cautious way.
In a set of documents published by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), the experts said that the number of cases, hospital and ICU admissions, and deaths, remain high nationally, with significant pressure on the NHS.