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Britain's COVID-19 cases up 10.5% in past week

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A person takes a swab sample for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a surge testing site in London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Britain reported 2,694 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, government data showed, meaning there were 17,410 new cases between May 16 and May 22, a rise of 10.5% compared with the previous seven days.

A further 6 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, taking the seven-day decrease to 43.1%. A total of 37.73 million people had received a first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus by May 21 and 22.07 million people had received a second dose.

Writing by William Schomberg Editing by Peter Graff

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