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UK coronavirus cases soar by almost 4,000 in highest daily rise since May

Just shy of 4,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the past 24 hours. Today 3,991 positive tests were returned - the highest number since early May, when the pandemic was coming down from its peak.

According to Department for Health data the most cases on one day came on May 1, when 6,201 people tested positive. That was two weeks after the UK's peak in terms of deaths when more than 1,200 people lost their lives.

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