Britain records jump in COVID cases, increase in deaths

COVID-19 vaccinations in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 16,135 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a large jump from a day earlier and the highest figure since early February, official data showed.

There were also 19 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test, up from five recorded the day before.

(Reporting by Michael Holden. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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