LONDON

British government data published Wednesday showed that 26,688 more people tested positive for coronavirus — the highest daily total recorded for the entire pandemic period.

The total number of cases now stands at 789,229.

The data also showed that a further 191 people died of the disease, bringing the total to 44,158.

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