More than 100,000 people in the UK have died from Covid-19, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest.

ONS figures reveal 7,245 registered deaths in England and Wales mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate in the week ending 15 January and is the highest weekly number since 24 April 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic.

That’s an increase of over a thousand compared to the week before, which recorded 6,057 deaths.

The ONS data also highlighted that Covid-19 accounted for 40.2% of all deaths in England and Wales in the week ending 15 January, the highest proportion of the pandemic.

During the same week, eight out of nine English regions recorded an increase in Covid-related deaths.

On Monday, the UK recorded its lowest daily rise in Coronavirus cases for 2021.

22,195 new cases were reported by the Department for Health and Social Care.