UK reports 2,420 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, excluding N. Ireland

The United Kingdom reported 2,420 confirmed new cases of COVID-19, according to government data published on Tuesday, which did not include delayed figures from Northern Ireland.

The data was made up of reported new cases from England, Scotland and Wales. A note on the government website said Northern Ireland's data had not yet been received.

Daily case numbers have started to increase in recent days. Britain's testing capacity has also increased since the peak of the first wave of the virus earlier this year.