Huge leap sees almost 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in UK in 24 hours

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Huge leap sees almost 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in UK in 24 hours

The UK recorded nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases over the past day, the highest single-day increase in more than three months.

The 2,988 new coronavirus cases mark the biggest jump in infections since May 23.

It is up from the 1,813 new cases reported yesterday.

The Government said 41,551 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, an increase of two on the day before.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,300 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 2,988 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus. Overall, 347,152 cases have been confirmed.

A further three people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,607, NHS England said on Sunday.

The patients were aged between 69 and 89 and all had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths were on September 4 and September 5.

No deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

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