The Zoe Covid application gauges there are presently 285,507 new cases each day, up by 27% in a week and moving toward April’s pinnacle of 350,000.
Teacher Tim Spector, of King’s College London, said summer celebrations will drive disease rates higher.
He said: “The UK is in another Covid wave that could before long surpass 300,000 day to day cases, carrying us to levels seen during the level of the pandemic for the UK.
“It has proactively overwhelmed past records in Scotland.
“Fortunately the side effects are as yet gentle with less passings than in other prior waves.”
The figures count with the Office for National Statistics which says contaminations have been ascending for a month.
Researchers have likewise been frightened by a sharp ascent in the quantity of medical clinic patients with the infection.
The quantity of Covid-positive patients on wards in England hit 8,120 on Tuesday subsequent to spiking from 6,752 last Friday.
Normal new confirmations have ascended to 1,185 every day contrasted with 445 every day a month prior.
Just four out of 10 are conceded explicitly for Covid yet every individual who tests positive should be placed on a unique ward, adding to strain on emergency clinics.
Researchers and clergymen are not stressed over a tremendous new influx of passings however say countless cases will dial back the NHS excess recuperation.
Increments are being driven by new kinds of the Omicron variation which spread quicker yet are as yet gentle.
Antibody insurance is likewise wearing off for some individuals, raising their gamble of becoming ill. The following round of supporters for over-50s is set for September.
Prof Spector added: “This Omicron BA.5 variation is especially great at safe departure, causing an expansion in reinfections in individuals regardless of immunizations and regular resistance.
“With the enormous quantities of celebrations occurring, I anticipate rates will keep on increasing for the following week or somewhere in the vicinity.”