The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.
Chairing Sunday's Downing Street press briefing, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma told reporters that to conquer the disease "we need to find a safe, workable vaccine".
All phase one participants at the University of Oxford clinical trial have received their vaccine dose on schedule and are now being monitored. The Imperial College London vaccine will move into clinical trials by mid-June with larger scale ones planned for October, he said.
More about: #COVID-19