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Another 3,497 coronavirus cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Written by on 12 September 2020

Another 3,497 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, government figures show.

The number of new cases is a 36% increase on last Saturday, when 2,594 new infections were confirmed nationwide.

A further nine people have died within 28 days of returning a positive test.

It brings the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the UK to 41,623, the official figures show.

However, separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,400 deaths registered in the UK where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.