The number is a drop of 28 on Tuesday’s figure and the lowest Wednesday total since October 28.
The latest figures released on Wednesday also show another 6,385 coronavirus cases were recorded over the last day. That is around a third lower than the 9,938 cases recorded on the same day last week. It brings the total cases over the last seven days to 50,208 - more than 31% down on the previous week.
It provides fresh evidence that the sharp drop off in Covid infections is continuing. It comes as separate figures revealed on Wednesday that the number of patients with the coronavirus in UK hospitals has fallen to under 10,000 for the first time since November.