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UK coronavirus cases top 10 mln amid concerns over new variant

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-11-26 07:38

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a COVID-19 safety sign in London, Britain, on July 19, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

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LONDON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- More than 10 million coronavirus cases have been recorded in Britain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to official figures released Thursday.

The country reported another 47,240 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,021,497.

Britain also recorded another 147 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 144,433. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

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