As the second wave of the pandemic grips Europe, the United Kingdom has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours – the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic.
This brings the total number of cases confirmed across the country to at least 416,363, Public Health England tweeted on Thursday.
The latest government data comes after the UK had registered on Wednesday another record in coronavirus cases since May.
At least 40 more deaths were reported on Thursday. The total death toll now stands at 41,902.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story and headline incorrectly described the timeframe for the previous highest daily increase in coronavirus cases. The previous highest daily increase was at the beginning of the pandemic.