Experts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high

Official figures show 4,422 people tested positive in past 24 hours, the highest daily total since 8 May

Daily coronavirus cases in the UK have reached a four-month high for the second day in a row, the latest government figures show.

A total of 4,422 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours – 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since 8 May. A further 27 people died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus as of Saturday, bringing the UK toll to 41,759.

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