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The website set up by the government to organise Covid-19 testing for key workers that closed yesterday due to high demand has reopened.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said at Friday's briefing the reason it had closed was that all the available slots for testing had been taken up.

It is believed that around 16,000 bookings were taken on the site in its first day of operation.

The Transport Secretary said the site had closed due to all the booking slots being full. (33995443)
The Transport Secretary said the site had closed due to all the booking slots being full. (33995443)

Figures from Public Health England yesterday showed Norfolk had a rise of 39 cases in the last 24-hour reported period, taking its total up to 1,208, with Suffolk having another 36 cases, now totalling 850.

The number of COVID-19 associated deaths in hospitals recorded in the previous 24-hour period has seen a slight rise to 684 from 616, taking the total number of deaths so far to 19,506.

The amount of reported positive cases in the UK for the 24-hour period had also seen a rise from 4,451 to 5,386.

That takes the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus so far to 143,464.



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