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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and the Caribbean island of Curacao now need to self-isolate for 14 days. The rules take effect from 04:00 BST on Saturday. The latest surge in cases comes after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans aimed at stopping mass job cuts , and two days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus . Full story

24 September