UK records 6,187 COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths

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LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded 6,187 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 70 deaths of people who had tested positive for the disease within 28 days, official data showed.

The number of new cases marks a slight drop from the 6,397 recorded on Thursday. The daily deaths figure is up from the 63 recorded the day before although the overall trend has continued to fall. The seven-day average is down 29%.

The data also showed that 29.3 million people have now had a first dose of the vaccine, while 3 million have had a second dose.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden)