At the same point the day before, health officials reported 1,789 virus-related deaths in UK hospitals.
A total of 29,474 have now tested positive for coronavirus across the UK, with more than 150,000 tests administered.
The latest number of positive tests marks an increase of nearly 20,000 confirmed cases in the UK in just one week.
In the seven days up to April 1 an average of 8,000 new people were tested for coronavirus. In the seven days before that, the daily average was around 5,800.
Downing Street has confirmed "just 2,000 frontline NHS England staff have been tested for coronavirus," despite 1.2 million people working for the health service.
Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick admitted on Wednesday, only 900 NHS staff had been tested over the weekend as the programme is rolled out.
Of the latest UK figures, 486 virus-related deaths occurred in NHS hospitals in England - bringing the total death toll to 2,137 NHS England said.
Health officials said all the patients were aged between 13 and 99-years-old.
Twenty of the latest patients in England to have died after testing positive for the virus had no underlying health condition.
Health officials reported 274 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, taking the total in Wales to 1,837 - though authorities said the true number was likely to be higher.
In Scotland, 2,310 people have tested positive for Covid-19 - while 76 patients have died having contracting the virus.
Northern Ireland has so far reported 689 confirmed cases of Covid-19.