UK reports 51 new COVID deaths, 4,479 new cases

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People wait in line outside of a COVID-19 vaccination centre at St Thomas' hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease pandemic in London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 51 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, taking the seven-day total to 320, a drop of 38.5% compared with the previous seven-day period, official data showed.

The daily number of new cases was 4,479, with the seven-day total at close to 32,000, down by 16.7% over the previous seven days, the data showed.

A total of 31.147 million people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 4.513 million have had a second dose.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden)