Britain records 5,274 new COVID cases, highest daily figure since March

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Leicester

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 5,274 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, its highest daily total since March 26, Public Health England said, adding there had been 18 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

A total of 39,758,428 people have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with half the adult population having received two shots.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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