The UK reported further 1,936 cases and 113 deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday.
The UK government defended its decision to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions further in England, but said that the situation remained “critical.”
The UK government advised people that they should continue to have “as few interactions as possible” with other people.
Speaking at a daily news briefing, Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick said the government was confident the easing was “manageable” but added the current infection rate meant “the room for maneuver is quite limited”.
More than 6.06 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 369,000 people have died.