UK reports 24,405 new cases of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shelter under umbrellas outside a department store following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shelter under umbrellas outside a department store following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester

(Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported on Friday 24,405 new cases of COVID-19 and a further 274 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, according to government data.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas in London; Editing by Hugh Lawson)