UK reports 262 COVID-19 deaths, seven-day total up 2.6%

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre at Cwmbran Stadium

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 262 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Tuesday, up from 57 a day earlier, while the total death toll for the past seven days was 1,160, up 2.6% on the previous seven days, official data showed.

A new 33,117 confirmed cases of the virus were also reported, up from 32,322 on Monday. The total for the past seven days was 239,034, down by 14.8% on the previous seven-day period.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by James Davey)

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