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UK reports 8,125 new coronavirus cases – and 17 deaths

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The UK has reported 8,125 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours – the highest daily figure since late February.

The latest government data compares to 7,393 cases on Thursday and 6,238 for last Friday.

The latest daily figures also show there were 17 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test.

Meanwhile, 201,607 more people have received their first dose of a vaccine and 308,038 received their second jab.

There are now 41,088,485 who have received one jab and 29,165,140 have received both.