UK records 9 new COVID-19 deaths, 3,180 cases

Medical workers move a patient between ambulances outside of the Royal London Hospital amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported nine new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday and a further 3,180 cases of the disease, official government data showed.

That compared to 15 deaths and 2,493 cases reported a day earlier.

The data showed that 38.38 million people had received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Costas Pitas)