New UK COVID cases rise to highest number since mid-November

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported the highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 14 on Wednesday after the number of new positive tests rose to 25,161.

The government reported 612 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus, the highest number of fatalities since last week.

Tuesday’s data had shown 18,450 new coronavirus infections and 506 deaths.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Michael Holden)