According to the Department of Health, there were a further 18,980 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK on Thursday, a slight dip on the previous day.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 673,622.
A further 138 people have also died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This brings the UK total to 43,293.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
On Wednesday the UK recorded almost 20,000 cases with 137 deaths.
Among 20 to 29-year-olds, the rate was 252.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week to October 11, up from 232.1 in the previous week.
The rate among 10 to 19-year-olds was 245.2 per 100,000, down from 269.8.
By contrast the rate for the 70-79 age group was 54.7, up from 43.3, while for people aged 80 and over it was 76.6, up from 60.9.