Britain says 34.2 million people given first COVID vaccine dose

LONDON - A total of more than 34.2 million in Britain have been given a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, government statistics showed on Friday, while a further 2,381 had contracted the disease, down slightly on the day before.

There were 15 new deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test, compared to the 22 deaths recorded on Thursday.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Michael Holden)

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