UK records 53,285 new COVID-19 cases, 613 deaths

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded a further 53,285 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the fourth day running that it has topped 50,000, and 613 deaths, official data showed.

The rise in cases compares with the 55,892 that were reported on Thursday, while the death tally marks a fall from the 964 reported the day before.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Gareth Jones)