UK records 127 COVID-19 deaths, 36,060 new cases

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People walk along the South Bank, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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MANCHESTER, England, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Britain recorded 127 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, a slight increase on a day earlier when 122 people died, government data showed.

The figures also showed that 36,060 new COVID cases on Friday, lower than a day earlier when 40,701 were recorded.

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Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden

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