UK reports daily COVID cases up slightly at 2,491

Surge testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Barnet area of London

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,491 new COVID cases on Wednesday, government data showed, up slightly from 2,472 on Tuesday.

A further 38 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, meaning there were 234 deaths between April 8 and 14, an increase of 9.3% compared with the previous seven days.

A total of 32.37 million people had received a first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus and 8.17 million people had received a second dose.

(Writing by William Schomberg. Editing by Mark Potter)

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