Britain records 35,847 COVID-19 cases, 149 deaths

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk along a platform on the London Underground, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain recorded 35,847 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up from 30,838 on Tuesday, and 149 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 174 the previous day, according to government data.

Since mid-July when lockdown restrictions were lifted, Britain has been reporting a steady increase, excluding daily fluctuations, in deaths of people who had tested positive for COVID-19 within 28 days. Cases have also been rising since the start of August.

Deaths in the last seven days are up 13.4% on the week before, while cases are up 12.1%, the data showed.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton and Mark Heinrich)

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