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UK records 1,276 new daily COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: People walk over London Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,276 new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, it said on Friday, down from the 1,522 recorded on Thursday.

A further nine people have died after they tested positive for the disease within 28 days.

Britain has been increasing the number of tests it is conducting, particularly in areas with local outbreaks.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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