People cross Millennium Bridge wearing protective masks in London Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

More than 200,000 daily coronavirus cases were reported in the UK for the first time.

Iran PressEurope: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a press conference as the government reported 218,724 new cases on its coronavirus dashboard.

That is a new daily record, and more than 60,000 up on the total recorded yesterday - although yesterday’s figures will have been affected by the holiday weekend, The Guardian reported.

It is less than two weeks since the daily recorded total passed 100,000 for the first time.

The dashboard also shows the total number of cases over the past week is up 50.9% on the total for the previous week.

And 48 further deaths have been recorded.


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