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UK records more than 3,300 infections in three days

by LLB political Reporter
23rd Aug 20 6:24 pm

In three days, Britain has recorded a total of 3,362 people test positive for coronavirus and six people died on Sunday in all settings.

On Friday the UK recorded 1,033 new infections on Friday, Saturday 1,288 and on Sunday a further 1,041 people tested positive for coronavirus.

Saturday saw the highest number in coronavirus infections in eight weeks, and Sunday’s figures are also higher than last week, by one, at 1,041.

The total number of coronavirus infections has now risen to 325,642 and the death toll now stands at 41,429, according to the government.

Over the weekend numbers are usually smaller due to the delay in processing, which could indicate that the true figure could be higher.

Last week the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have warned the R number in the UK has risen between 0.9 and 1.1.

There has been an estimated increase in the range of the virus between 0.8 to 1.0 last week and two weeks ago the range was 0.8 to 0.9.

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