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The number of positive tests rose by almost a fifth to 191,771 in England in the week to September 22, according to the latest Test and Trace figures.
The data also showed that the number of people getting their test results back within 24 hours had dropped from 87% to 75%.
Scuffles broke out in Taiwan’s legislature as members of the opposition party protested the government’s performance – including its handling of the coronavirus, Reuters reports.
Lawmakers from the Kuomintang party stormed the podium to disrupt an address by the head of the Cabinet, Su Tseng-chang.