In the last week of January, 8,433 deaths were recorded in England and Wales, which according to death certificates were due to COVID-19.
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 45.7% of all deaths this week were attributed to the coronavirus, the highest rate since the beginning of the pandemic.
If we take into account the data for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as of 29 January, there were 126,023 deaths across the UK due to death certificates due to the coronavirus.
The official report from the British Government until yesterday put the death toll in the country at 112,798. The difference is due to the fact that the Ministry of Health counts only deaths of confirmed carriers of the virus that occurred within 28 days of a positive diagnosis.
In January, there were 19 consecutive days, from the 7th to the 25th of the month, with more than a thousand deaths per day.
The figures also show that 35,720 nursing home inmates in England and Wales have died from coronavirus, according to death certificates.