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UK coronavirus cases hit four-month high for second day in a row

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK has jumped by 4,422 – the highest rise in over four months.

Saturday's figure is exactly 100 more cases than were confirmed the previous day, meaning both are the highest since 8 May.

A further 27 deaths of people with COVID-19 have also been recorded, taking the total to 41,759.

Experts caution more infections are likely to be picked up now because the number of coronavirus tests available has grown dramatically since the pandemic began.

New cases reported on 19 September broken down by nation:

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