TThe United Kingdom recorded 28,612 new cases of Covid and 103 deaths on Saturday, according to official figures.
Covid cases have remained low despite the removal of all social distancing restrictions last month, thanks to the highly successful rollout of the vaccine in Britain.
As cases rose 10% on the same day last week, when 26,144 cases were registered, the number of infections has largely stabilized.
Government data up to August 6 shows that 46,997,495 people in the UK have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.
This stems from the fact that the government’s top science adviser, Professor Neil Ferguson, said further blockages were unlikely thanks to heavy use of the vaccines.
“I think it’s unlikely that we need a new lockdown or even social distancing measures of the kind we’ve had so far,” he told The Times.
The Imperial College professor said Covid “will transition quickly enough in a few months to be more of something we live and manage with vaccination rather than crisis measures.”
He said the vaccine had “radically changed the relationship between cases and hospitalization.”
Professor Ferguson also said the Euro 2020 football championship created an ‘artificially inflated contact level’ which led to his predictions in July that the UK would hit 100,000 Covid cases per day after phase four unlocking.