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Health

UK daily stats show 1,048 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: People holding umbrellas walk past a warning sign with hygiene and safety guidelines as restrictions in the city have started to ease, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Leicester, Britain, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,048 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest daily statistics published on Wednesday, compared with 1,184 a day earlier, government figures showed.

Sixteen people died after testing positive for the coronavirus within the previous 28 days, the same number announced on Tuesday.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Alistair Smout

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