UK Coronavirus infections back up to early June levels

This weekend Britain recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day for the first time since late June.

Government statistics say 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24 hours until 9am on Sunday. The last time the number of infections exceeded 1,000 was on June 26th.

Britain has seen a continual rise in coronavirus infections since it began lifting lockdown restrictions in mid-June. The government has put the next stage of reopening, which had been due to take effect on August 1st on hold for at least two weeks.

The number of patients hospitalised with the virus continues to decline, as does the daily number of deaths. Eight new COVID-19 fatalities were reported on Sunday.

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