UK reports another 39,906 coronavirus cases
Britain has reported another 39,906 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,602,321, according to official figures released Thursday.
The country also recorded another 84 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now standing at 128,980. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.
England has recently lifted most COVID-19 restrictions as part of the final step of the roadmap out of the lockdown. Scientists have warned that lifting all restrictions at this stage could increase likelihood of dangerous variants.
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