Another 3,330 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the UK today, an 11 percent increase from last Sunday.
A total of 368,504 cases have now been confirmed, while the government announced an additional five people had died from the virus on Sunday. This brings the UK to a total of 41,628.
2,988 cases and three new deaths were recorded last Sunday.
The patients counted in today's death toll were between 67 and 86 years old and all had known health problems.
The dates of death were September 11th and 12th. No deaths have been reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.
Separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities show that the UK has now registered 57,400 deaths with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.
The government is applying panic restrictions across England. Boris Johnson's draconian new "rule of six" is due to take effect on Monday
A total of 244 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours – the highest daily number since May 6.
Statistics show that 22,679 people tested positive in Scotland, up from 22,435 the day before.
No deaths have been recorded in confirmed Covid-19 patients in the past 24 hours and the death toll remains at 2,499.
There are 259 people in the hospital who have been confirmed to have the virus, two in 24 hours.
Of these patients, seven were in intensive care, one less.
There have been an additional 162 cases of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19,390.
No further deaths have been reported, according to Public Health Wales, with the total number of deaths since the pandemic began at 1,597.
It comes after the UK registered 3,497 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, the highest Saturday increase since May, as SAGE warns England is now on the verge of losing control of the virus.
Professor Sir Mark Walport warned the public that England was on the verge of losing control of the virus outbreak when he urged people to disconnect from friends and family.
The government is applying panic restrictions across England. Boris Johnson's draconian new "rule of six" is due to come into effect on Monday amid fears that the "R" reproductive rate could reach 1.7.
As the rate of reproduction increases, the number of people to whom an infected person could transmit the virus increases dramatically, putting the country at risk of a second wave of the disease.
Ministers are considering a curfew on pubs at 10:00 p.m. next week. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland warns young people are forgetting the rules before the new assembly limits go into effect on Monday.
Before crackdown, Mr Buckland has warned that the government could go further next week and introduce curfews.
PHE data suggests Covid-19 cases are on the rise among those over 50 as senior officials warned of "worrying" signs for high-risk groups last night
Speaking to Skys Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he said, “I think, as you have seen, we have been very willing to move quickly where it is needed and where the evidence points us.
“I think there is a problem with social occasions and social events, and especially with young people who get together and sometimes have a little too much fun and forget the meaning of the rules.
"I think it would be idle for me to speculate about what action we might need to take as winter approaches."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is believed to be considering putting a curfew on restaurants, bars and pubs at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. if local action fails to control the spread of the virus.
Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London, spoke about the surge in cases, saying a "trickle" of cases could become a "cascade" as the country faces a "hard lockdown".
He said, “I think everyone agrees that we really need to act very quickly now to keep this from growing exponentially.
“I think that's the main point that we have to act quickly because it's so much harder to get things like that under control when you're late.
"Even a few days may be pretty dangerous right now."
Meanwhile, up to 4.5 million people most at risk from Covid are set to stay at home under a new protection plan based on health, age and weight, according to a report.
Letters with tailored advice are to be sent to individuals based on a new "risk model" that takes into account underlying health conditions, age, gender and weight.
This measure will be rolled out to areas with high rates of infection first, but a Whitehall source told The Sunday Telegraph, "If the rate is this high across England we are ready to roll it out."