Britain reports 533 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday

Mobile testing centre amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Moston area of Manchester

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 533 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, an increase on the 454 reported on Thursday, according to government figures.

The number of new cases recorded was broadly steady at 12,027, it said, while the number of people who had received the first does of a COVID-19 vaccine rose to 16,875,536.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by William James)