UK reports 1,979 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

People wait in line outside of a COVID-19 vaccination centre at St Thomas' hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease pandemic in London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 1,979 new cases of coronavirus on Monday and five deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test.

The data showed 36.7 million people had been given their first vaccine dose.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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