There have been 4.7 million confirmed cases of slot coronavirus in the UK and more than 128,000 people have died, government figures show.
However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.
More than 44.5 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
The rise in cases is being driven by the more transmissible Delta variant and has led the national governments to suspend or delay the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
Lockdown measures were due to be eased in England and Scotland from 21 June, but this has been delayed by three weeks to allow time for more vaccinations.
However people in England will "very likely" be able to return to "pretty much life before Covid" on the revised date of 19 July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Recent data suggests that the vaccination programme has reduced hospital admissions and deaths, with an estimated fewer than one in 1,000 infections now leading to a death compared with one in 60 during winter.
The BBC's Health correspondent Nick Triggle says this has dramatically altered what can be considered a proportionate response to the virus - and is why a further loosening of restrictions remains on the cards, despite rising cases.
It is thought the infection rate in the first peak of the virus last spring was much higher than was evident from the reported number of cases. Testing capacity was then too limited to detect the true number of daily cases.
The orange and red areas on the map below show the places currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.