The 2,885 deaths over the last seven days represents a decrease of 285 or nine per cent from the week before.
There have been 16,578 new cases of people testing positive reported, giving a total of UK total 1,766,819.
Over the last week 107,566 more people were positive with the virus, an increase of 4,033 or 3.9 per cent on the seven days previous.
NHS England confirmed that two staff members who were administered doses on Tuesday – on the first day of the mass vaccination programme – suffered an allergic reaction.
Both staff members have a significant history of allergic reactions, to the extent where they need to carry an adrenaline auto-injector with them, it is understood.
They developed symptoms of “anaphylactoid reaction” shortly after receiving the vaccine, but both recovered after the appropriate treatment.