UK reports 8,125 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily total since February

Medical staff prepare a delivery of Pfizer BioNTech vaccines at a vaccination centre for those aged over 18 at the Belmont Health Centre in Harrow, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported 8,125 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, an increase of 732 from a day earlier and the highest daily total since February 26, government statistics showed.

The government reported 17 further deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden)