The UK has reported 20,479 more coronavirus cases and 23 deaths, according to the latest daily figures.
In contrast, 22,868 cases and three deaths occurred within 28 days of testing positive Recorded on MondayAnd there were 11,625 and 27 this time last week.
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Today’s numbers also show that another 127,260 people have taken their first dose of A Corona Virus vaccine, while another 138,016 received a jab.
A total of 44,581,771 people in the UK received at least one injection, while 32,721,762 were fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, an analysis of case rates has revealed that parts of east-central Scotland have bypassed northwest England to become the new United Kingdom المتحدة COVID-19 Hotspot.
East Lothian now has the highest rate of new cases, at 595.8 per 100,000 people in the seven days to June 24.
Dundee came in second with 587.3 cases per 100,000.
Hyndburn in Lancashire ranks third at 547.9, but is followed by two other regions in Scotland’s central belt: Midlothian (520.2) and Edinburgh (503.5).
All four of these Scotland regions are currently recording the highest rate of new cases since similar numbers began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced across the UK.
The rise of the delta variable has been blamed for a spike in cases in recent weeks and forcing the British, Scottish and Welsh governments to delay easing their own restrictions.