14 Jan 2021

UK marks deadliest day of Covid-19 casualties

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 14 January 2021

In the UK, 1,564 people have died in the past 24 hours after testing positive for Covid-19 - the highest number of deaths reported on a single day since the pandemic began.

It takes the total number of deaths there to almost 85,000. 48,000 new Covid cases have been recorded in the past day.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui speaks with London correspondent Olly Barratt.