The UK’s first reported COVID death was on 5 March 2020, less than three weeks before the country went into its first lockdown. The woman, in her 70s, was admitted to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and tested positive for COVID-19.
The UK has recorded more than 150,000 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic after the latest daily figures showed 313 further fatalities.
It brings the total number of deaths reported within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test to 150,057.
A further 146,390 COVID cases have also been reported, according to the latest government data, taking the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 14,333,794.
Saturday’s figures compare to 178,250 coronavirus infections and 231 fatalities reported yesterday.
A total of 47,632,483 people have been double jabbed after 32,455 received their second dose yesterday.
A further 22,526 people have received their first dose, taking the total to 51,919,815, while 35,273,945 have now had a booster or third jab – accounting for 61.3% of the eligible population.