Coronavirus: UK records 4,926 new cases – highest daily figure in four months

Another 4,926 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK – the highest daily figure since 7 May.

A further 37 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 – the highest number reported in one day since 14 July, Tuesday’s government data shows.

On Monday, 4,368 coronavirus cases were confirmed and 11 deaths reported.

Today’s data takes the overall number of confirmed UK cases to 403,551.

A total of 41,825 have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, but separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

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