UK reports 90,629 new COVID-19 cases, 172 deaths

Healthcare volunteers administer vaccines at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pop-up vaccination centre at Wembley Stadium in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 90,629 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and total cases in the seven days to Dec. 21 were 63% higher than in the previous seven-day period.

The daily number of deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test was 172, according to official data released by the government.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by David Milliken)

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