The grim number means 18,420 people have died in hospital in England from the killer virus.
It also means there have been at least 20,655 deaths in the UK in total – but the official figure will be released by the Department of Health later.
Today’s jump is the lowest daily increase for more than three weeks, when 180 deaths were confirmed on March 30.
But there is usually a lag in reporting the figures over the weekend.
In Wales today, a further 14 people have died – bringing the total number of deaths to 788.
Scotland has suffered a further 18 coronavirus deaths – with their total now on 1,249.
There have been no figures reported for Northern Ireland yet.
It comes as:
Among the latest deaths is a nurse who fought for life alongside Boris Johnson at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Dad Larni Zuniga, 53, who worked at CHD Living’s Surrey Hills care home, died from the disease on Friday.
Ward manager Andy Costa, 58, who devoted 26 years of his life to the NHS, also died on Friday after contracting coronavirus.
The number of NHS workers killed by Covid-19 has reached 104 — a rise of 61 in a week.
Coronavirus deaths yesterday passed the government’s best-case scenario of up to 20,000 victims after 813 more people died.
The grim milestone was given back in March as a benchmark for Britain “doing very well” in the pandemic.
Britain is now the fifth country to pass 20,000 deaths in hospital from Covid-19 – behind the US, Italy, Spain and France.
The expert who caused Boris Johnson to pull the lockdown triggerhas now claimed 100,000 people could die in the UK from the disease if the measures are lifted too soon.
Professor Neil Ferguson warned it would be impossible to send some people back to work without seeing a huge increase in deaths.
It comes as the government ordered 50million new “game-changing” coronavirus immunity tests.
Ministers hope the breakthrough by a team of British scientists will allow people to go back to work if they are safe from the virus when the pinprick tests are rolled out in June.
If they are immune, Brits will be allowed to return to socialising and working as they did before the coronavirus lockdown.
Dominic Raab today rejected fresh calls for an early lifting of lockdown as the pandemic is still at a “delicate and dangerous” stage.
The Foreign Secretary said the government would proceed “cautiously” to avoid a deadly second wave of the virus.