UK virus cases jump to highest since May

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The daily figure is the highest since May 8, when the country was only beginning to emerge from lockdown, and there were 4,649 new cases reported. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced that he plans to boost testing to 500,000 a day by the end of October to avoid a second national lockdown. There were also 20 new deaths from COVID-19, according to the latest figures. The United Kingdom recorded 3,991 new daily coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of daily cases to 378,219, government data showed on Wednesday. Authorities attributed the rise in infections to the fact that Britain’s testing capacity has also grown since the peak of the first wave. The UK has struggled to measure the spread of Covid-19 through the population because of shortages of tests and delays at the labs that check the samples.
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Pedestrians walk past a sign displaying a Covid helpline in London, Britain, 15 September 2020. The 'rule of six' have been implemented in the latest push to curb the recent surge in coronavirus infections in the United Kingdom. The ‘rule of six’ have been implemented in the latest push to curb the recent surge in coronavirus infections in the United Kingdom. In order to curb the rise in coronavirus cases in the UK, it is now illegal for groups of more than six to meet up. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>UK virus cases jump to highest since May

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08670845 Pedestrians walk past a sign displaying a Covid helpline in London, Britain, 15 September 2020. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA In order to curb the rise in coronavirus cases in the UK, it is now illegal for groups of more than six to meet up.
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