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Health

UK records 16,982 new COVID cases in 24 hours

FILE PHOTO: People walk pass a sign with safety measures at the city centre amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Preston, Lancashire, Britain October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 16,982 new daily cases of COVID-19 in the space of 24 hours, according to government data issued on Sunday, up from 16,717 the previous day.

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test was 67, down from 150 the previous day.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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