UK reports 40,004 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths - daily data

A man walks past a sign encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccine doses in Manchester

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 40,004 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the seven-day total to 287,205, a 9.4% rise over the previous seven-day period, official daily data showed.

The data also showed 61 new deaths from the virus, as measured in deaths within 28 days of a positive test, were reported on Sunday, raising the seven-day toll to 1,029, a 5.9% drop compared with the previous seven days.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by William Maclean)

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