A third lockdown came into force on 6 January
The BBC’s home Editor Mark Easton has visited an emergency body storage facility in Surrey dealing with the rising number of Covid deaths.
By Minreet Kaur
By Alex Homer & Ollie Sirrell
BBC Shared Data Unit & the Local Democracy Reporting Service
The UK has begun the mass roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Ambulance officials in the South East are urging people to only call 999 in an emergency amid strong pressure on their service.
South East Coast Ambulance Service, which covers Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire, said it was facing "very high demand".
It comes as the number of new daily confirmed cases of coronavirus topped 60,000 in the UK for the first time since the pandemic began.