UK records 1,441 daily COVID-19 positive tests, highest since June 14

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,441 positive tests for COVID-19, the highest daily tally since June 14, government data showed on Friday. Daily cases have come in above the 1,000 mark for five of the last six days. A further 11 people were reported to have died after testing positive for the virus within 28 days.

Reuters August 15, 2020 01:18:10 IST
UK records 1,441 daily COVID-19 positive tests, highest since June 14

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LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,441 positive tests for COVID-19 , the highest daily tally since June 14, government data showed on Friday.

Daily cases have come in above the 1,000 mark for five of the last six days.

A further 11 people were reported to have died after testing positive for the virus within 28 days.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by David Milliken)

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