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2,988 new coronavirus cases reported in UK

Written by on 6 September 2020

There have been 2,988 new coronavirus cases reported in the UK in a 24-hour period, official figures show.

It is a large rise on yesterday’s figure of 1,813 infections.

Today’s number is the highest daily total since 23 May, when there were 2,959 cases.

Two more coronavirus-related deaths have also been reported in the UK.

Comparisons between recent and past cases should be made with caution.

The number of confirmed cases is heavily dependent on how many people – and who – is tested.

This has changed significantly since the start of the pandemic, with the number of tests processed each day increasing significantly.

Community testing has also expanded, whereas previously access was limited to symptomatic patients and key-workers.