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Britain records jump in COVID cases, increase in deaths

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People queue outside a mass vaccination centre for those aged 18 and over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, June 20, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Britain recorded 16,135 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a large jump from a day earlier and the highest figure since early February, official data showed.

There were also 19 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test, up from five recorded the day before.

Reporting by Michael Holden. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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