UK records 3,542 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Coronavirus B.1.617.2 variant cases continue to rise in North Tyneside

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 10 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday and a further 3,542 cases of the disease, official government data showed.

That compared to nine deaths and 3,180 cases reported a day earlier.

On vaccines a total of 38.61 million people have now received a first dose and 24.04 million have received both shots.

(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Michael Holden)

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