Britain reports 35,928 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily rise so far

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Britain surged by 35,928 on Sunday, official data showed, the highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic.

Reuters December 21, 2020 00:11:36 IST
Britain reports 35,928 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily rise so far

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LONDON (Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Britain surged by 35,928 on Sunday, official data showed, the highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic.

There were also 326 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, lower than the 534 recorded on Saturday.

The government has toughened restrictions in London and southeast England to try to curb the spread of a new, fast-spreading variant of the virus.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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