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Health

Britain reports 532 daily COVID-19 deaths, highest since May

A woman walks past caricatures of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham in the boarded up windows of a closed pub in Manchester, Britain, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 532 new deaths of people within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since May, government figures showed.

The daily death toll is the highest since 614 deaths were reported on May 12. The 532 new deaths are a sharp rise from 194 reported on Monday, and may reflect a lagged reporting of deaths from the weekend.

There were 20,412 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest daily figures, down slightly from 21,350 on Monday.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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