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New UK COVID-19 cases fall to lowest since late September

Mural praising the NHS (National Health Service) is seen amidst the continuation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United Kingdom fell on Monday to its lowest total since late September, government data showed.

The daily data showed 4,712 people tested positive for COVID-19, down from 5,177 on Sunday and marking the smallest total since Sept. 28.

The figures also showed 65 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, the smallest total since Oct. 12.

The government said 22,377,255 people had been given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Sunday, up from 22,213,112 in the previous day’s data.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by William James)

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