‘Stark warning to us all’: UK reports record daily number of Covid cases

Figure of 6,634 comes as Public Health England says rates are rising across all age groups

A record number of new coronavirus cases have been recorded, with a senior Public Health England official saying the increase in infections should be a “stark warning to us all”.

The UK recorded 6,634 cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, the highest reported figure during the course of the pandemic, up from the highs of May. There were 40 deaths in all settings, bringing the total to 41,902.

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