UK coronavirus LIVE: Test result turnaround times plummet as 3,000 new cases confirmed

Rebecca Speare-Cole, Imogen Braddick
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Lucy Young
Lucy Young

More than 3,000 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK in the last 24 hours, as test result turnaround times plummeted.

Some 33.3 per cent of people who were tested for coronavirus in England in the week ending September 9, at a regional site, local site or mobile testing unit – a so-called “in-person” test – received their result within 24 hours. This is the lowest proportion since the week to June 17, when the figure stood at 31.3 per cent.

As of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 3,395 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total to 381,614.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson said that Brits should not snitch on their neighbours unless they are having a huge house party.

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