Another 4,322 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK over the past 24 hours, the government said on Friday — the highest daily number in more tan four months.
Overall, 385,936 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed since the outbreak began.
A further 27 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK death toll to 41,732.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.