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There were 1,441 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the UK as of Friday morning, the British Health Ministry announced on Friday. This figures marked the highest daily increase since June 14th. Furthermore, the report showed that there were 11 coronavirus-related fatalities.

Earlier in the day, the UK government said that they were seeing early indications that coronavirus growth value may be increasing.

Market reaction

The GBP/USD pair edged lower on this headline and was last seen at 1.3110, where it was still up 0.35% on a daily basis.