The UK has reported another 22,868 COVID cases – the highest since 30 January – according to daily government figures.
However, deaths remain low, with three more fatalities within 28 days of a positive test.
The figures compare with 14,876 cases and 11 deaths announced yesterday and 10,633 and five fatalities announced last Monday.
It comes as another 139,712 people had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while a further 123,555 received their second jab.
A total of 44,454,511 people in the UK have now had at least one shot, while 32,583,746 are fully vaccinated.