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UK records 1,940 new daily COVID cases; highest since May 30

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Grimsby

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom recorded 1,940 new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest since May 30, health officials said on Friday.

Daily case numbers had been rising at about 1,000 a day for most of August, but have started to increase in recent days. Britain’s testing capacity has also increased since the peak of the first wave earlier this year.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison)

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