There have been more than 10 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and nearly 145,000 people have died, government figures show.
However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.
So far, 89% of people aged 12 and over in the UK have had their first vaccine dose, 81% have had their second and 31% have had a booster.
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Daily cases remain high
The average number of daily confirmed cases has bounced around since mid-July and has been rising again since early November.
A further 42,583 confirmed cases were announced on Monday.
The emergence of the new Omicron variant means new temporary measures are being put in place as a precaution.
The new restrictions, including the compulsory use of face coverings in shops and on public transport in England, come into force on Tuesday. Anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and will need to self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
It is thought the infection rate in the first peak of the virus in spring last year 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 red areas on the map below show the places currently seeing the highest number of cases per 100,000 people.
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Vaccine rollout continuing
Nearly 51 million people, 89% of those aged 12 and over in the UK, have now received a first dose of a vaccine.
The number of people who have received a second vaccine dose is now more than 46 million, or 81% of people aged 12 and over.
A booster campaign, for people aged over 40 or belonging to a number of other groups has been extended to all over-18s to help stop a potential wave of cases driven by the new Omicron variant.
Nearly 15 million booster doses have been administered in England so far, while that figure is about 1.7 million in Scotland, 870,000 in Wales and 370,000 in Northern Ireland.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there are “good reasons” to believe the vaccines will provide at least some protection against the new Omicron variant and called on people to get their booster doses as soon as they can.
“If you’re boosted, your response is likely to be stronger so it’s more vital than ever that people get their jabs and we get those boosters into arms as fast as possible,” he said.
Signs of daily deaths falling
There were 35 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Monday.
Of those deaths, 21 were in England, 10 were in Wales and four in Northern Ireland. No deaths were reported in Scotland.
England has seen the majority of UK deaths since the pandemic began, with nearly 126,000 so far.
Hospital numbers stable
The most recent government figures show people 7,530 with coronavirus in hospital in the UK, down from 8,058 a week earlier.
Although numbers of hospital patients with coronavirus are higher than they were over the summer, they are far below the peak of nearly 40,000 people back in January.
Looking at Covid patients in hospital by region, the numbers are higher than in the summer but have been falling slowly in some regions.
Death toll could be nearly 170,000
When looking at the overall death toll from coronavirus, official figures count deaths in three different ways, each giving a slightly different number.
First, government figures – the ones reported each day – count people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus. This figure is nearly 145,000.
According to the latest ONS figures, the UK has now seen nearly 168,000 deaths in total – that’s all those deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate even if the person had not been tested for the virus.
The third measure counts all deaths over and above the usual number at the time of year – that figure was more than 140,000 as of 12 November.
In total, there were 13,780 deaths registered in the week to 12 November, which was 17% above the five-year average.
Of the total deaths, 1,197 were related to coronavirus, three more than the previous week.
There have been more deaths involving Covid than “excess” deaths since the start of the pandemic, meaning non-Covid deaths must be below usual levels.
This could be down to the milder flu season last winter – due to less travel and more social distancing – and because some people who might have died for other reasons had there been no pandemic, died of Covid.
What is the R number?
The “R number” is the average number of people an infected person will pass the disease on to.
If R is below one, then the number of people contracting the disease will fall; if it is above one, the number will grow.
The government has said in the past that the R number is one of the most important factors in making policy decisions.
The latest R number estimate for England is 1.0 to 1.1, for Scotland it is 0.9 to 1.1, for Wales it is 0.8 to 1.0 and for Northern Ireland it is 1.1 to 1.3.