Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 144,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 6,391 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.
It brings the total to 4,188,400.
Government data up to March 1 also shows that of the 21,322,717 jabs given in the UK so far, 20,478,619 were first doses - a rise of 203,168 on the previous day.
Some 844,098 were second doses, an increase of 28,282 on figures released the previous day.