UK records 1,033 new COVID-19 cases – government data

© Reuters. A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along the South Bank, amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London


LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom recorded 1,033 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, down from 1,182 on Thursday, government figures showed.

A further two people died after testing positive for the coronavirus within 28 days, down from six a day earlier.

The new cases were recorded as the government ramps up testing so it can suppress the spread of the virus and ease restrictions that have crippled its economy.

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