The figures include deaths in all settings such as hospitals, care homes and the wider community.
Meanwhile, 2,959 people have been confirmed positive for the virus, bringing the total confirmed cases in Britain to 257,154 as of Saturday morning.
Dr. Jenny Harries, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, told the Downing Street briefing that deaths are starting to come down.
“We will be looking to expect that to come down further,’’ she said.
Encouragingly, Britain is also maintaining a downward trend in new confirmed cases, she said.
During the briefing, Shapps announced…