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

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-14 03:08:19|Editor: huaxia

People dine under a canopy at a restaurant designed to keep different groups of diners separated and safe following the government's COVID-19 guidelines in London, Britain, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

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

捕鱼游戏平台LONDON, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- 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 a.m. (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.

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

People dine under a canopy at a restaurant designed to keep different groups of diners separated and safe following the government's COVID-19 guidelines in London, Britain, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

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.

捕鱼游戏平台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 COVID-19.

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