Britain records 34,471 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

COVID-19 surge testing site in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 34,471 new coronavirus infections on Monday, up from 31,772 a day earlier, and six deaths, lower than the 26 reported on Sunday, official data showed.

Daily positive cases have been rising in Britain for over a month but a rapid vaccination programme appears to have weakened the link between infections and deaths, with daily fatalities remaining low.

The data also showed that 45.9 million people have had a first dose of the vaccine and 34.9 million have had two.

(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton)