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Figures also show the number of UK workers on payrolls has fallen by 695,000 since March, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 3,539 new cases were recorded on Friday as the R rate climbed above one.
The economy contracted by a record 20.4% between April and June.
New TV ad blitz aims to dispel fears among some Asian communities that they will be charged for testing.
But Professor Sir Ian Diamond warns people to remain "ever vigilant".
The ONS said almost 75,000 jobs were lost in June alone.
According to the ONS, the economy fell by 2.2% – the largest drop since 1979.
Universal Credit claims have soared by 1.6m since March, when the UK was first placed under lockdown.
It's the largest monthly contraction on record.
Covid-19 deaths in care homes have now overtaken those in hospitals.