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Britain reports 30,215 new COVID cases

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People walk along Regent Street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Files

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday reported 30,215 new cases of COVID-19, government statistics showed, rising above 30,000 daily reported cases for the first time in 7 days.

There were 86 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test result reported, down from 119 reported on Wednesday.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by William James

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