Britain records 22,868 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

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COVID-19 vaccinations in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 22,868 new coronavirus infections on Monday, up from 14,876 a day earlier, and three deaths, lower than the 11 reported on Sunday, official data showed.

Daily positive cases have been rising in Britain for a month but a rapid vaccination programme appears to have weakened the link between infections and deaths, with daily fatalities remaining around 20 or lower.

The data also showed that 44.45 million people have had a first dose of the vaccine and 32.58 million have had two shots.

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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