UK gives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 17.7 million people

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 17.7 million people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, official data released on Monday showed.

Britain also reported a further 10,641 cases and 178 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

That compares with 9,834 and 215 respectively on Sunday.

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton)