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UK reports 14,718 new COVID cases, 7-day total up 4.7%

A man wearing a protective face mask walks down Strand during sunset, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom reported 14,718 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, down from 17,272 cases a day earlier, official data showed.

The total number of cases over the past seven days was 108,306, which was 4.7% higher than in the previous seven-day period.

The country also reported 189 new COVID-19 deaths, down from 231 a day earlier. The seven-day total was down by 7.3%.

Since the start of the pandemic, the United Kingdom has recorded a total of 1.738 million cases of the disease and 61,434 deaths within 28 days of a positive test — the highest death toll in Europe.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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