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Health

UK reports 2,420 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, excluding data from Northern Ireland

FILE PHOTO: A worker carries an information sign as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive-through testing facility is opened in Bolton, Britain, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 2,420 confirmed new cases of COVID-19, according to government data published on Tuesday, which did not include delayed figures from Northern Ireland.

The data was made up of reported new cases from England, Scotland and Wales. A note on the government website said Northern Ireland’s data had not yet been received.

Daily case numbers have started to increase in recent days. Britain’s testing capacity has also increased since the peak of the first wave of the virus earlier this year.

Reporting by Andy Bruce and William James

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