Confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 25,150 in UK

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 25,150 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 3,009 in 24 hours, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 25,150 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 3,009 in 24 hours, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

As of Monday afternoon, 1,789 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, up 381 over the same time on the previous day, the latest figures from the department showed.

Testing capacity in Britain is increasing, which is resulting in a greater number of observed cases, said the government in a statement.

Since stricter measures of "social distancing" were imposed, transport use in Britain has decreased, according to the government.

The British government has also signed new contracts with train operators Southeastern and Great Western Railway to ensure vital train services continue to connect the south of England and Wales during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Long-term capacity improvements have also been agreed as part of the contracts, according to the Department for Transport.

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