This is the biggest jump the UK has seen to date - just. Yesterday 563 new fatalities were reported.
Of 561 people who died in England, 44 had no known underlying health conditions - these patients were aged between 25 and 100.
Overall, the case count in the UK now stands at 33,718, a rise of 3,846 in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson has urged the public stay at home after an "uptick" in the number of people using public transport in the last few days.
"Please do not leave your house unless absolutely necessary. It really will save lives," the Prime Minister said this morning.
Mr Johnson's warning came as the row over mass testing in the UK deepened. Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, is expected to face tough questions when he returns from Covid-19 recovery to lead today's No 10 briefing later today.