The UK is now the country with the highest rate of coronaviruses deaths in Europe, with the number of deaths exceeding 200,000 for the first time.
A spokesman for the National Health Service said the figure was still a “significant increase” compared with previous years.
The number of coronovirus deaths in England and Wales has increased from 4,829 in 2016 to 6,636 in 2017, according to data published on Wednesday.
More than 80% of coronivirus cases are in England, with about 30% of deaths being in the capital, London.
More deaths were recorded in the north of England than the south, where coronaviral cases are more concentrated.
The figures come as coronavillae are being found in the blood of the elderly and in children.
One-fifth of deaths in Britain were linked to the coronavilavirus, with nearly 20,000 cases diagnosed between April 1 and June 10.
The figure also includes the deaths of 10,974 people who were under the age of 65.
The latest figures from the coroners office suggest the number who died from the virus is on track to reach the highest recorded level in UK history, at 7,944 deaths.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pledged to reduce the number and the number killed by the virus to its lowest level since the pandemic.