England and Wales report 137,583 COVID-19 cases on Sunday

FILE PHOTO: Royal London Hospital amid COVID-19 outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 137,583 new cases of COVID-19 in England and Wales on Sunday, compared with 162,572 cases in England on Saturday, according to government data.

There were 73 deaths within 28 days of a positive test in England and Wales, a drop on the 154 reported in England on Saturday.

The government said data for Scotland and Northern Ireland would be updated after the New Year holiday.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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