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UK records another 7,108 coronavirus cases and 71 deaths

Another 7,108 coronavirus cases and 71 deaths have been recorded in the UK, according to the latest daily figures.

The figure is 35 down on yesterday, which was the most since the pandemic began at at 7,143.

Wednesday's deaths are the same as yesterday and take the overall number to 42,143.

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The vast majority of new cases and deaths are still in England – 5,656 and 62; with Northern Ireland recording 424 and 1, and Wales 388 and 1.

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Seven of the deaths were in Scotland – the highest there since 17 June – and it recorded 640 new cases, down from 806 the day before.

On a weekly comparison, UK cases are 15% higher than the 6,178 recorded last Wednesday, but deaths have nearly doubled from 37.

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