UK reports 16,703 new COVID cases, highest since February

FILE PHOTO: Mobile testing centre amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Moston area of Manchester

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 16,703 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, marking the highest total since early February, according to government data.

There were also 21 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test, up from 19 on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce)