UK authorities have reported a total of 3,497 new positive results for the coronavirus and nine deaths in the past 24 hours, 36 percent more new cases than last Saturday when 2,594 infections were reported. There have been a total of 365,174 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.
There are nine deaths equal to only England, adding the country to a total of 41,623 deaths according to official figures.
However, according to UK statistical offices, there are 57,400 death certificates mentioning the virus.
By region, there are 3,008 new cases in England, 221 in Scotland, 165 in Wales and 104 in Northern Ireland.