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Britain records 10 COVID deaths in a day, lowest since September

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A medical worker takes a swab sample in a drive-thru testing centre, following a spike in cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visitors of a pub in Stone, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Ten people died in Britain in the space of 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19 within the previous 28 days, according to official data - the lowest number since Sept. 9, although reported deaths tend to fall at the weekend.

According to the data, 32.849 million people had received the first dose of a vaccine, up from 32.693 million on Saturday, and 1,882 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, compared with 2,206 the previous day.

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Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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