UK coronavirus live: 'second wave has arrived' and covid testing capacity 'behind the curve'

News updates: Government adviser John Bell warns that speed of second wave has been underestimated

10.14am BST

Only 1% of deaths in England and Wales in the week ending 4 September involved coronavirus, according to the latest weekly death statistics from the Office for National Statistics. Some 7,739 deaths were registered that week, and 78 had Covid mentioned on the death certificate. That is the lowest number of Covid deaths in the last 25 weeks, the ONS says.

Overall deaths in the week ending 4 September were also 15.7% below the five-year average for this time of year, the report says.

9.56am BST

Personal data of every Welsh resident who tested positive for Covid-19 between the end of February and 30 August was accidentally uploaded to a public server, where it was searchable by anyone using the site.

Public Health Wales said the data breach, involving the details of 18,105 Welsh residents, was the result of “individual human error”.

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Source: The Guardian
UK coronavirus live: 'second wave has arrived' and covid testing capacity 'behind the curve'