There have been 5.5 million confirmed cases of slotxo online 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 46 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Steep rise in new daily cases
After declining substantially at the start of the year, the average number of daily confirmed cases has been rising sharply in recent weeks.
A further 46,558 confirmed cases in the UK were announced on Tuesday.
The rise in cases is being driven by the Delta variant, which spreads faster than the previously most common Kent variant (now named Alpha).
However, England has now lifted all legal restrictions on everyday life, with an end to social distancing rules and no limits on numbers meeting indoors or outdoors.
Legal requirements to wear face coverings have also ended. However, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan says they remain compulsory on London's transport network, including tubes, buses, trams, rail and taxis.