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

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FILE PHOTO: Nurse Ashleigh Smith wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) speaks with Michael Powell, a patient at the Littlefield practice at Freshney Green Primary Care Centre in Grimsby, Britain June 9, 2020. Picture taken June 9, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS

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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