A total of 1,813 new cases of coronaviru
s have been confirmed in the past day.
The figure is the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday.
It comes after 1,940 cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours – which was the highest increase since May 30.
Since the pandemic began, a total of 344,164 people have tested positive. Of those, 297,071 were found in England.
A further 12 deaths of people who died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus have also been announced, bringing the UK death toll to 41,549.
Meanwhile, the Government has confirmed local lockdown restrictions will be lifted in parts of northern England.
After a reduction in infection rates Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Friday a range of changes to restrictions and confirmed which ones will remain in place.
Casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, exhibition halls, conference centres and indoor play areas can reopen on Tuesday in Lancashire, West Yorkshire and in Greater Manchester apart from Bolton.
Socially distanced indoor performances will also be able to resume in these areas, along with remaining restrictions on certain close contact services.
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Indoor swimming pools, including water parks, indoor fitness and dance studios, indoor gyms and sports courts and facilities will be able to reopen from Tuesday in Leicester, and the remaining parts of Blackburn with Darwen and remaining parts of Bradford.
The news comes after five new places, including Leeds and Middlesbrough, were added to the Government’s watchlist. Click here to read more on this story.