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British coronavirus cases rise by 6,968 on Friday

A man wearing a face mask stands next to a banner, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Middleborough, Britain October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 6,968 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, up from Thursday’s figure of 6,914 but below the peak of 7,143 given on Tuesday.

There were 66 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, up from Thursday’s level of 59 but lower than numbers earlier in the week.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Alistair Smout

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