This is up more than 15% on the previous week when 530,126 people were pinged and marks the highest seven-day total since data was first published in January.
Boris Johnson is struggling to contain the pingdemic which has started to take hold on industries such as hospitality and food supply.
Stores including Tesco Waitrose and Sainsbury’s said staff and delivery drivers are being forced to self isolate, which has led to challenges in-store.
Amid the mounting chaos, the government is expected to publish a narrow list of sectors whose workers will be exempt from isolation rules on Thursday.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng revealed the news but said he would not pre-empt the list when asked if the food industry would be included.
It comes contrary to earlier murmurs from No 10 to suggest no such list would be granted.
Downing Street had also said that businesses would need to apply to government departments.
But Mr Kwarteng told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I don’t think it’s a question of applying for this.”