Another 7,738 people tested positive for coronavirus in the UK – the highest number on a Saturday since February.
Another 7,738 positive tests were recorded in the country, the highest total on a Saturday since February 20.
In the past week, 47,868 new infections were reported, a weekly increase of 52.5% reported The mirror.
Twelve more deaths from Covid were also reported in the UK today.
8,125 new infections were reported nationwide on Friday – the highest daily total since February 26.
After months of lockdown and hundreds of thousands of vaccinations a week, daily cases hit fewer than 1,700 a day in early April.
According to NHS England, there were a total of 59,460,783 Covid-19 vaccinations in England between December 8 and June 11, including the first and second dose, an increase of 428,780 from the previous day.
According to the NHS England, 34,499,129 were first doses, an increase of 177,139 from the previous day, while 24,961,654 were a second dose, an increase of 251,641.
Boris Johnson has warned that the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus is “seriously and seriously worrying”.
The Prime Minister is expected to announce a delay in the UK lockdown of up to four weeks as the country is warned of a third wave of the virus.
He told Sky News: “It is clear that the Indian variant is more transmissible and it is also true that cases are increasing and the number of hospitalizations is increasing.
“Now we don’t know exactly how this will affect additional mortality, but there are clearly serious, serious concerns.”
When asked if he was less optimistic now than at the end of May, he said: “Yes, that’s certainly fair.
“We want to make sure the roadmap is irreversible, but you can’t have an irreversible roadmap unless you are willing to be careful. Some of the dates are still open, but we will make an announcement on Monday. “