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Health

UK reports 37 COVID-19 deaths, highest since July

FILE PHOTO: A general view as a grave is being prepared at a cemetery following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths since July 14, government statistics showed, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson toughened restrictions in a bid to contain a second wave of infections.

There were 37 people who died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, up from 11 reported on Monday.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton

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