UK reports more than 4,000 COVID cases for first time since 1 April

Another 4,182 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the UK – the highest daily total since 1 April.

It’s also the first time since that date (4,479 infections reported) that the figure has exceeded 4,000, and the third day running that the number has been above 3,000.

Another 10 coronavirus-related deaths have also been reported.

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It comes following reports that coronavirus infections in England are growing by up to 3% every day.

And the latest coronavirus R (reproduction) number is estimated to be between 1.0 and 1.1 – up from between 0.9 and 1.1 last week.

This means that, on average, every 10 people infected with COVID will infect between 10 and 11 other people.

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