WORLD UK coronavirus cases soar by more than 3,000 in highest Sunday rise since May

WORLD

UK coronavirus cases soar by more than 3,000 in highest Sunday rise since May

Xinhua

09:19, September 14, 2020

People sing and dance in Leicester Square amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain Sept 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - Coronavirus cases on Sunday soared in Britain by more than 3,000 in the highest rise on a Sunday since mid-May.

As of 09:00 am (0800 GMT) on Sunday, there have been a further 3,330 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, according to the latest government figures.

It followed a further 3,497 cases which were confirmed on Saturday, also the highest rise on a Saturday since May.

Overall, 368,504 cases have been confirmed by the British government.

The government dashboard also said a further five people had died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday. This brings Britain's total to 41,628.

Separate figures published by the British statistics agencies showed that there have now been 57,400 deaths registered in Britain where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The figures were revealed at a time when countries, such as Britain, China, Russia and the United States, are engaged in a race against time to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus.

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