A further 462 coronavirus deaths and 26,860 new cases have been recorded in the UK, government figures show.
The day before, a further 27,301 people tested positive for coronavirus and 376 deaths were reported.
On the previous Saturday, some 24,957 cases and 413 deaths were announced – showing there has been a slight increase since then.
Coronavirus cases and deaths have been increasing in recent weeks, with 33,470 new cases confirmed on Thursday – the highest ever daily number of cases recorded.
However, COVID-19 cases at the peak of the pandemic in April are likely to have been undercounted because fewer people were being tested.
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