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12/30/2020, 5:09 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK reports 981 COVID-19 deaths, most since April

A total of 981 people died with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom over the past 24 hours, local health authorities said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country to 72,548. The increase in deaths registered in a single day is the highest since April.

Meanwhile, there were 50, 023 new COVID-19 cases registered in the UK since the previous update. The UK coronavirus case tally now stands at 2,432,888.

The surge in coronavirus in the UK comes as the country reported discovering new variants of the virus, which are more transmissible. Earlier in the day, UK officials said that over 75% of England is in a Tier 4 lockdown due to a jump in infections.

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