The country has recorded its highest daily Covid infections
A total of 6,634 new positive cases where noted on Thursday 24 September, up from 6,178 on Wednesday.
Public Health England also said there had been 40 new deaths, up from 37 the day before.
Commenting on the new coronavirus case figures, Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said:
This is the highest number recorded and a stark warning for us all. The signals are clear. Positivity rates are rising across all age groups and we’re continuing to see spikes in rates of admission to hospital and critical care.
We must all follow the new measures that have been bought in to help control the virus and download the new NHS Covid-19 App which is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk.