Coronavirus: UK records 17,272 new COVID-19 cases and 231 new deaths

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The United Kingdom recorded 17,272 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, up from 15,539 a day earlier and raising the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to over 1.723 million, official data showed.

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The country also recorded 231 deaths from the disease, down from 397 a day earlier, taking the total toll measured by the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test to 61,245.

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