LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,288
new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, up from 1,033 a day
earlier, government figures showed.
Eighteen people died after testing positive for the
coronavirus within 28 days, up from two 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 the economy.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by David Clarke)