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Positive COVID-19 cases up 167% in England since end of August - tracing scheme

17 Sep 2020 / 18:12 H.

    LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - There has been an 167% increase in the number of new people testing positive for COVID-19 in England, the National Health Service's test and trace scheme said on Thursday.

    The scheme said positive cases have been rising since the start of July and are now double the number recorded when Test and Trace launched in May. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)

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