UK reports highest daily coronavirus cases since 1 May

The UK has reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases – the highest daily total in four months. 

There have only been two days since the pandemic began which have exceeded this total – 1 May, when there were 6,201 confirmed cases and 5 April, when there were 6,199.

However, cases may have appeared lower at the start of the crisis as testing has since increased.