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UK COVID-19 cases up 44% in past week

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By Reuters
UK COVID-19 cases up 44% in past week
UK COVID-19 cases up 44% in past week   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – The United Kingdom reported 90,418 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday – down from a record of just over 93,000 on Friday – and 125 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test, government statistics showed on Saturday.

Cases were up 44.4% over the seven days to Dec. 18 compared with the previous week. Deaths, which typically lag changes in case numbers, were down by nearly 6% over the same period.