UK surpasses 100,000 COVID deaths in grim new milestone

27 Jan 2021 / 00:42 H.

    LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, official data showed on Tuesday, a grim new milestone as the government battles to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.

    Britain has the fifth highest toll globally and reported a further 1,631 deaths and 20,089 cases on Tuesday, according to government figures. (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Michael Holden)

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