UK records 201 COVID deaths, 30,597 new cases

People wearing protective face masks exit a London Underground station, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded a further 201 daily deaths from COVID-19 and 30,597 new cases on Wednesday, official data showed.

In the last seven days the number of people dying within 28 days of a positive COVID test was up 4.4% on the week before. Weekly case numbers have started to fall, down 18.4%.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Alistair Smout)

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