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English tracing scheme shows weekly jump in number of COVID-19 cases

Thu, 10th Sep 2020 11:51

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The weekly number of positive
COVID-19 cases in England jumped 43% at the end of August
compared to the previous week, the latest data from the test and
trace scheme showed on Thursday.

NHS Test and Trace said on Thursday that 9,864 new people
tested positive for COVID-19 in England in the week from Aug. to
Sept. 2, the highest number of weekly positive cases since the
Test and Trace system was launched at the end of May.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Michael Holden)

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