UK reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases since Apr 1

UK reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases since Apr 1

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients at Milton Keynes University Hospita
Nurses react as they treat a COVID-19 patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Milton Keynes University Hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Milton Keynes, Britain, Jan 20, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville)

LONDON: Britain reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since Apr 1 on Monday (Apr 12), with 3,568 new cases reported, up from 1,730 on Sunday, government data showed.

A further 13 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths on the measure to 127,100.

Some 69,223 people received a first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus, taking this total to 32.191 million, and 189,665 people received a second dose.

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Source: Reuters

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