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UK records 2,919 new daily COVID cases

FILE PHOTO: A man takes a coronavirus test at a walk-in test facility in Bolton, Britain, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 2,919 new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to government data published on Thursday, compared with 2,659 a day earlier.

Daily case numbers have started to increase in recent days. Britain’s testing capacity has also increased since the peak of the first wave of the virus earlier this year.

Fourteen new deaths were recorded, versus eight on Wednesday.

Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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