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UK COVID-19 cases rise above level that would trigger quarantine for travellers


The UK's weekly rate of new coronavirus cases has risen above 20 per 100,000 people – the rate at which it considers imposing quarantine measures on people arriving from abroad.

In the seven days to 7 September, there were 21.3 cases per 100,000, and a total of 14,227.

There were 13.9 per 100,000 in the seven days to 31 August, and a total of 9,259.

There has been a particular rise in the last two days.

In the 48 hours to 9am on Monday, there were almost 6,000 new positive tests, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care.


Some 2,988 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday – up from 1,813 the day before.

In the 24 hours to 9am on Monday, a further 2,948 were reported, almost matching Sunday's figure.

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For most of August, positive tests were rising by about 1,000 a day.

The number of cases is one of several issues the UK takes into account when it considers applying quarantine measures.

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