According to ONS, at 5.0 per cent, the figure is 1.2 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
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The western state of Maharashtra has recorded the largest spike with nearly 7,000 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Will there be hugs, handshakes and high-fives in a post-pandemic world? Read on to see what the experts have to say.