UK records 18,662 new COVID-19 cases, 398 deaths

A man walks past Christmas decorations outside a store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London
A man walks past Christmas decorations outside a store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 18,662 new coronavirus infections on Sunday and 398 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus, according to official data.

The number of deaths included 141 that were omitted from the total on Saturday due to a processing error, the government said.

Saturday's data had shown 19,875 new cases and 341 deaths.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Kevin Liffey)