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UK daily COVID-19 death toll rises by 492, most since mid-May

People wearing protective face masks are seen walking past artwork named the Well Hung Lover, painted by artist Banksy, after new nationwide restrictions were announced during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bristol, Britain, November 4, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 492 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the biggest toll since May 13 and up from 397 on Tuesday, government data showed.

The cumulative toll for those who died within 28 days of a first positive COVID-19 test now stands at 47,742.

The daily figures also showed 25,177 new cases of COVID-19.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison

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