Britain recorded 29 612 daily COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 56 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, official data showed.
The new data meant deaths in the last seven days were up 3.3% on the week before, while cases continued to fall, down 17.7% on the week before.
Meanwhile the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa reported 2 281 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country in the last 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2 882 630.
As per the National Department of Health statement, a further 58 more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications. This puts the total death toll at 86 174.
A vaccine summit being hosted by US President Joe Biden must come up with a plan this week to transfer 100 million stockpiled COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry date, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said.
Biden is due to convene a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday on the margins of the UN General Assembly, aimed at boosting vaccinations worldwide with the goal of ending the pandemic by the end of 2022.