UK hits record 57,725 daily virus cases

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The UK has registered a record 57,725 daily coronavirus cases.

Government figures show the UK has recorded five straight daily highs — all above 50,000 and nearly double the levels of two weeks ago.

The government says 445 people have died in the 28 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. That takes the confirmed total to 74,570, the sixth-highest death toll in the world.