UK sees biggest ever rise in coronavirus cases with 26,688 more and 191 deaths

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The UK has recorded 26,688 additional coronavirus cases, the highest ever daily increase in the country.

The Covid-19 death toll has also risen by 191.

Those counted passed away within 28 days of testing positive for the disease.

The total number of coronavirus cases recorded in the UK now stands at 789,229, with the death toll at 44,158.

NHS England said 94 people died in hospital in England with coronavirus.

The patients were aged between 49 and 97, and all but one, aged 71, are believed to have had underlying health conditions.

A further 996 coronavirus patients have been admitted to hospital.

Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

It comes just hours after residents in South Yorkshire were told they will move into Tier 3 lockdown restrictions on Saturday, October 24.

The move will force 1.8m people across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield to abide by the government’s toughest measures.

Sheffield City mayor Dan Jarvis said that "while infection rates very" across the county, "collective action was the only practical choice to keep everyone in our region safe".

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