Coronavirus cases continue to rise with more than 12,000 recorded as the death toll jumps by 65.
The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 12,872 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 603,716.
A further 65 people have also died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday. This brings the UK total to 42,825.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Meanwhile NHS figures show there were 3,451 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England as of Sunday, up from 2,329 a week ago, while 401 Covid-19 hospital patients were in ventilation beds, up from 310 a week ago.
A total of 544 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Friday, compared with 371 a week earlier.
It comes as the Prime Minister is set to detail a new three-tier system of restrictions with measures expected to force pubs and restaurants to shut across the North of England and see millions of people banned from mixing indoors and outdoors.
Reports suggest the top tier will see no household mixing allowed either, which could affect millions of people living in areas with high Covid-19 rates across England.
However, Mayors and council leaders in the North have said local economies would be “shattered” by sweeping new rolling Covid enforcements.
Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said Manchester council’s own data showed there was “no evidence closing pubs works”.
While Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has called for more financial support and consultation, telling Times Radio: “If they continue with this, jobs will be lost, businesses will collapse, the fragile economies of the North will be shattered.”