Another 31,772 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths have been reported across the UK in the latest 24-hour period.
The figures, released on Sunday, compared with 32,367 cases and 34 deaths the day before – just below Friday’s recorded cases when the highest number of infections since 22 January were recorded.
Cases in the past week have risen by just over 27% compared with the previous week while deaths have risen by two thirds.
Another 93,763 people had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK on Saturday, taking the total to 45,881,721 – 87.1% of the adult population.
A total of 211,446 people had their second jab, meaning 34,764,511 (66% of adults) are now fully vaccinated.
The number of hospital admissions has more than doubled (56.6%) in the last week data is available for, with 563 people admitted to hospital on 6 July and 3,081 in the week to that date.