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UK records 1,725 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday

Reuters WORLD
Published January 27,2021
Buildings are seen in the Canary Wharf business district, as a man walks along a footpath, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

The United Kingdom recorded a further 1,725 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday, up from 1,631 the day before, and a further 25,308 cases of the disease, official data showed.

The total deaths figure increased to 101,887 having passed the 100,000 mark on Tuesday.

The data also showed that 7.16 million people have been given the first dose of a vaccine.