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The UK has recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases on a Saturday for eight weeks.
A total of 1,012 patients tested positive in the past 24 hours, according to official figures.
The number, which is 200 higher than last week, marks the biggest Saturday increase since 1,295 cases were reported on June 20.
Britain has now seen a total of more than 317,000 test positive.
Yesterday, another 1,441 Covid-19 cases were reported in the biggest one-day jump for two months.
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