New areas have signed up to the scheme, with teams now in place in Leicester, Blackburn with Darwen, Luton, Sandwell, Rochdale, Peterborough and Oldham, with work ongoing to expand quickly to more areas (Photo: REUTERS/Anton Vaganov).

The UK has reported 1,148 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday (August 11), the highest daily total since June 21.

The cumulative total of UK cases stood at 312,789, government data showed.

It was only the second time since June that the daily total of new confirmed cases topped the 1,000 mark. The previous instance was on Sunday (August 9), when the daily figure was 1,062.

The UK authorities stopped publishing daily updates on the number of deaths from Covid-19 on July 17 due to a review of the way the statistics were being reported, which has yet to conclude.

More than 46,000 people have died of the disease in the UK, the highest toll in Europe.


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