UK records highest-ever daily rise in COVID-19 cases
40 people die on Thursday, authorities announce, amid official infection record since virus outbreak
The UK reported 6,634 new cases of the novel coronavirus countrywide over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities -- the highest daily total ever recorded.
Despite the official record, it was substantially less than estimated case numbers in April and May, when testing systems were still being set up.
At the time, researchers from the Imperial College in London had estimated that total infections were rising by over 100,000 every day.
A further 40 people also died on Thursday, authorities said.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.