UK reports record high 189,846 COVID-19 cases on Friday

© Reuters. A man wearing a face mask, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past a COVID-19 advisory poster at the Royal London Hospital, in London, Britain December 31, 2021. REUTERS/May James

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported a record high 189,846 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, up slightly from 189,213 the previous day.

Friday’s data also showed 12,395 patients in hospital in England with COVID-19, up from 11,542 on Thursday.

There were 203 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID test. This was not directly comparable with the 332 reported on Thursday, which included a backlog from the preceding days.

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