UK Records 1,813 New Daily COVID-19 Cases​

A view of an almost empty street near the Bank underground station, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the City of London financial district, Britain September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 1,813 new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, versus 1,940 on Friday, health officials said on Saturday.

Daily case numbers were about 1,000 a day for most of August, but have started to increase in recent days. Britain's testing capacity has also increased since the peak of the first wave earlier this year.

Friday's figure was the highest since May 30.