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England Test and trace reports tripling of COVID-19 cases since late August

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Three times as many people tested positive for COVID-19 in England in latest weekly figures compared to the end of August, NHS Test and Trace said on Thursday, with more people being referred to the system, though the proportion reached fell.

NHS Test and Trace said 19,278 new people tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in England between September 10 and September 16, with 21,268 people transferred to the system, up 37% on the week before.

However, 77.7% of those people were reached and asked to provide contacts, down from 83.9% the week before. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)

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