The UK government reported 958 new coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the preliminary case history to 305,289, the fifth highest in the world, only behind the United States, Brazil, Russia and India.
The UK Department of Health has also updated the death toll to 42,647, fifteen more than on Sunday. The delay in spreading weekend-related cases typically results in a relatively low balance on Monday in the UK.
The authorities have also confirmed that the number of tests carried out by Sunday has exceeded the eight million threshold.
The UK is already in the process of de-escalating the pandemic containment measures adopted in March and approved the opening of non-essential business last week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce details of the new stages on Tuesday.