There were 62,322 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the UK on Wednesday, UK government data showed, according to Reuters. This reading followed Tuesday’s rise of 60,916 and marked the biggest one-day jump in cases for the second day in a row.
More details from the daily update showed there were 1,041 COVID-19-related deaths, compared with 830 on Tuesday.
The British pound remains on the defensive against its rivals after this report. At time of writing, the GBP / USD pair lost 0.36% on the day at 1.3575.