UK reports 17 new deaths from COVID-19, 2,193 new cases

NHS workers are seen next to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile testing unit in Tower Hamlets, London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 17 new deaths from COVID-19 within 28 days of a positive test on Friday and a further 2,193 cases of the disease, down from 2,657 new cases the day before.

Government data showed that 36.1 million people had received a first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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