Coronavirus news: UK coronavirus cases hit highest ever daily total, as Wales announces more local lockdowns

People wearing protective face masks in Westminster, London, after a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases came into place in England.  (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
People wearing protective face masks in Westminster, London, after a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases came into place in England. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

More than 7,100 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the UK - marking the highest daily figure recorded since the outbreak began.

The new figure brings the total number of confirmed infections to 446,156.

Meanwhile, Wales announced four more local lockdowns following a rise in coronavirus cases in the areas.

Restrictions are set to be introduced in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham from 6pm on Thursday to help control the spread of the virus.

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