Britain says over 34 million people given first COVID vaccine dose

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 vaccinations in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of more than 34 million people in Britain have been given a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, government statistics showed on Thursday, while a further 2,445 have contracted the disease, up slightly on the day before.

There were 22 new deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test, compared to the 29 deaths recorded on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by David Milliken)