(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. reported 1,041 new coronavirus deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Wednesday, the highest daily increase since late April.
A further 62,322 positive coronavirus cases were also reported on the government’s dashboard, higher than a 7-day average of 55,945. More than 30,000 people are in hospitals with coronavirus as of January 4, the government said.
The rising numbers come as the country is subject to a nationwide lockdown, in which schools have been closed, and non-essential shops shut.
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