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Britain records 18,804 new COVID cases on Monday

A road sign informs that the government raises COVID-19 alert level to 'High', amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Colchester in Essex, Britain October 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 18,804 new cases of COVID-19, daily government statistics showed on Monday, up from the 16,982 reported the previous day.

There were 80 deaths within 28 days of positive test, compared to 67 reported on Sunday.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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