UK reports 38,281 new COVID-19 cases, 140 deaths on Thursday

People wearing protective face masks walk along a platform on the London Underground, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 38,281 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Thursday, while a further 140 people were recorded as having died within 28 days of a positive test.

The data compared with 35,847 cases reported on Wednesday and 149 deaths.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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