Another 7,143 new coronavirus cases have been reported across the UK - the highest ever daily increase, APA reports citing Mirror.
In the past 24 hours, 71 deaths have also been recorded. The death toll now stands at 42,072.
England reported another 5,651 cases, Scotland 806, Wales 366 and Northern Ireland 320.
Yesterday, another 4,044 new infections across the country were confirmed, the lowest daily rise for eight days.
The latest figures mean there have been a total of 439,013 coronavirus cases in the UK since the pandemic began.
It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold a press conference tomorrow alongside the Government's scientific experts, amid rising confusion over England's rules.
Last Tuesday, another 4,926 new cases were confirmed, the second highest Tuesday rise since mid-April.
Earlier today, another 47 Covid-19 deaths were reported in UK hospitals in the highest daily rise since early July. 44 new deaths were recorded in England, three in Wales, and no new deaths in Scotland or Northern Ireland.