There were also a further nine coronavirus-related deaths in the latest 24-hour period, according to the latest government data.
The figures compare with 7,673 cases and 10 deaths announced on Tuesday, while 7,540 infections and six fatalities were recorded this time last week.
It comes as another 190,033 people had their first dose of a COVID vaccine on Tuesday, taking the total to 42,021,089.Advertisement
Also 230,666 had their second jab, meaning 30,440,373 have now been fully vaccinated in the UK.
Yesterday the government announced more than 30 million adults had received both shots as the race to vaccinate enough people to stave off a serious third wave fuelled by the Delta variant from India.
The Government said the nine deaths brought the UK total to 127,926.
Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.