Another 532 people with coronavirus have died across the UK in the latest 24-hour period – compared to 194 a day earlier, government figures show.
It is the highest number recorded since mid-May and brings the total number of deaths in the UK to 49,770.
another 20,412 people have tested positive for the virus, taking the UK total number to 1,233,775.
On Monday, 194 deaths were reported within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test and 21,350 new cases were confirmed.
Weekly coronavirus deaths have exceeded 1,000 for the first time since June, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.