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UK reports highest daily total COVID cases since Jun 21 at 1,148

UK reports highest daily total COVID cases since Jun 21 at 1,148

Tower Bridge is seen in the late afternoon sunshine on Mar 21, 2020, on the day that UK regions traditionally desperate for tourists, pleaded for people not to visit the coast or the countryside for fear of spreading the coronavirus. (Photo: AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS)

LONDON: The United Kingdom reported 1,148 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (Aug 11), the highest daily total since Jun 21.

The cumulative total of UK cases stood at 312,789, government data showed.

It was only the second time since June that the daily total of new confirmed cases topped the 1,000 mark. The previous instance was on Sunday, when the daily figure was 1,062.

The UK authorities stopped publishing daily updates on the number of deaths from COVID-19 on July 17 due to a review of the way the statistics were being reported, which has yet to conclude.

More than 46,000 people have died of the disease in the United Kingdom, the highest toll in Europe.

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Source: Reuters

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