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Britain's COVID-19 cases down by 33% over past week

Britain has reported 26,144 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Saturday, meaning the fall in cases between July 25 and July 31 stood at 33per cent compared with the previous seven days.

Britain's COVID-19 cases down by 33% over past week

A person exits Bank underground station during morning rush hour in London, Britain, Jul 29, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)

LONDON: Britain has reported 26,144 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Saturday (Jul 31), meaning the fall in cases between Jul 25 and Jul 31 stood at 33 per cent compared with the previous seven days.

A further 71 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, taking the seven-day increase to 9.2 per cent.

A total of 46.81 million people had received a first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus by July 30 and 38.13 million people had received a second dose.

Source: Reuters/ic

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