UK records 61 COVID deaths and 33,196 cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Milton Keynes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded a further 61 COVID deaths and 33,196 more cases on Sunday, official data showed.

Infections in the last seven days rose by 5.8% on the week before, and weekly deaths jumped by 16%. The Sunday figure for fatalities tends to be lower than weekdays due to a delay by some hospitals in reporting deaths.

Britain has recorded an average of 114 daily deaths in the last week.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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