Sep 29, 2020 - World

U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases

Boris Johnson stands in front of a podium

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Exeter College on Sept. 29. Photo: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

The U.K. reached a new high for total positive coronavirus cases this last week, per the country's Health Ministry, and reported a record number of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, per the BBC.

Driving the news: Top scientific advisers warned last week that the U.K. could see up to 50,000 coronavirus cases per day by mid-October if current growth continues.

Zoom in: Testing capacity and processed tests have increased nearly continually since May, per the government's count, and hospitalizations and deaths are nowhere near the spikes seen this spring.

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