Britain reports 50,824 new cases of Delta variant in latest week

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A person is tested at a coronavirus test centre in Chessington, Britain, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

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LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Britain has reported 50,824 new cases of the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant of concern in the latest week, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday.

PHE said the new total cases of Delta had risen to 161,981, a 46% increase from last week.

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Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by William James

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