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Coronavirus LIVE: UK Covid cases hit record daily high as death toll rises by 191

21 October 2020, 07:49 | Updated: 21 October 2020, 17:06

By Maddie Goodfellow

The UK's coronavirus cases have hit a record daily high of 26,688 while the country's death toll has risen by 191.

It leaves the total number of infections in Britain at 789,229, while the total deaths are now at 44,158.

The update comes after Boris Johnson faced a grilling from MPs in the Commons during Prime Minister's Questions.

Meanwhile, Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis said this morning: "Following extensive discussions with ministers, local council leaders and I have agreed with Government that South Yorkshire will move into Tier 3, the 'very high' alert level for coronavirus restrictions."

It comes after Greater Manchester was forced to accept Tier 3 restrictions on Wednesday after local leaders failed to reach an agreement with the Government over funding for the region.

Follow all of today's developments below.

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