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UK reports highest daily coronavirus cases since 1 May

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The UK has reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases – the highest daily total in four months.

There have only been two days since the pandemic began which have exceeded this total – 1 May, when there were 6,201 confirmed cases and 5 April, when there were 6,199.

Sky's science correspondent Thomas Moore said: "Far greater testing is detecting more cases now than in the spring, but the spike will underline the urgency of action to stem a second wave."

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The country reported 4,926 daily confirmed cases on Tuesday.

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