UK reports 501 COVID deaths, 22,915 new cases

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past Christmas decorations outside a store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London
FILE PHOTO: A man walks past Christmas decorations outside a store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded a further 501 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday, a decrease from 529 a day earlier, government figures showed.

There were 22,915 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest daily figures, an increase from the 19,609 cases recorded on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alistair Smout)