The number of COVID-19 cases in Britain has risen by almost 10% in the past week

People walk along a platform after exiting a train at King’s Cross Station amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in London, UK, Oct. 21, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – Britain has reported 47,240 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed Thursday, meaning cases reported between Nov. 19 and Nov. 25, were up 9.5% compared to the previous seven days.

Another 147 people died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, meaning the seven-day total was down 14.8% from the previous week.

Changes in the number of deaths generally lag behind those for cases.

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