The UK registered 31,795 new cases, up from 36,389 on Friday but, the daily number of deaths related to the coronavirus is not yet accessible due to technical difficulties in processing the data.
At the same time, last week, 54,674 infections and 41 deaths were recorded.
The most recent data also shows that an additional 43,153 people in the UK have received their first COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of adults who have received a vaccine to 46,519,998.
Another 191,045 received their second dose, bringing the total number of adults with double injections to 36,953,691.
In the meantime, government scientists warned that coronavirus testing services could be overwhelmed due to rising infections.
The scientists’ warning came when it was announced that Public Health England (PHE) was investigating a new variant of the coronavirus.
Experts are looking at cases of the B.1.621 variant found in pockets across the UK.
The variant, which has not been shown to cause more serious disease, has also been found in other countries, including Colombia, the United States, and Spain.
The government has announced that it is expanding workplace testing and that front-line people such as police, firefighters and border forces will be able to avoid quarantine, regardless of vaccination status, if they are in close contact with a positive case of COVID.