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New cases of COVID in the United Kingdom:
Meanwhile in Canada...
TORONTO -- As long lines are being reported at COVID-19 testing centres across the country, the federal government pledged billions in funding to address the issue and improve other pandemic measures.
Under the $19-billion “Safe Restart Agreement” announced on Wednesday, the money will be used to increase COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, improve the capacity of provincial health care systems, and help with restarting essential services such as public transit, among several other benefits.
The announcement comes as testing centres across the country are reporting excessively long lines, due in part to the return of school classes. Federal public health officials told The Canadians Press on Tuesday that they saw a record demand at testing sites over the weekend, leading to some people being turned away.
More testing = more cases detected and logged.