Within the last 24 hours, the United Kingdom has recorded 2,988 new coronavirus cases.

According to an official figure on Sunday Evening Standard reports that this is the highest daily total since May 23, when there were 2,959 cases recorded.

So far in the UK, the overall coronavirus cases that have been confirmed is 347,152.

Government has disclosed that the total death toll is 41,551, after two people died after testing positive for Covid-19 over the same period.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock who made comments concerning the development said, “The rise in the number of cases that we have seen today is concerning.

“The cases are predominantly among younger people but we have seen in other countries across the world and in Europe this sort of rise in the cases among younger people lead to a rise across the population as a whole, so it so important that people don’t allow this illness to infect their grandparents and to lead to the sort of problems that we saw earlier in the year.”