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There were 1,089 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the UK as of Tuesday morning, the UK government data showed. Further details of the daily update revealed that there were 12 coronavirus-related fatalities.

Market reaction

The UK’s FTSE 100 Index edged lower in the last minutes and was last seen losing 0.82% on a daily basis at 6,076. Meanwhile, this report doesn’t seem to be having a negative impact on the British pound’s performance. As of writing, the GBP/USD was up 0.85% on the day at 1.3213.