COVID-19 in Britain highest since July


FILE PHOTO: People walk through Westminster Underground station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
FILE PHOTO: People walk through Westminster Underground station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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LONDON (Bywire News) - On Thursday, the government reported a total of 53,945 new coronavirus cases, the highest number since mid-July. The rise in numbers has been attributed to the spread of the Delta variant and the new threat imposed by the Omicron variant. 

There was a slight decrease in the number of deaths from Wednesday, with 141 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden and Klaudia Fior)

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