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Health

UK records 18,950 new daily COVID cases, 136 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a store on Oxford street, after new nationwide restrictions were announced during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, November 1, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 18,950 new COVID cases and 136 deaths within 28 days of a positive test result, daily government statistics showed on Monday.

The figures were lower than the daily figures reported last week, although health officials often say that fewer cases and deaths are registered at the weekend.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden

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