UK registers daily record of 1,820 coronavirus deaths: govt

Pedestrians walk past a Covid-19 information board alongside the Clydeside Expressway in Glasgow on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain on Wednesday announced 1,820 fatalities from Covid-19 in a 24-hour period, breaking the previous day’s record toll and taking its total death toll to 93,290.

Recent weeks have seen the UK register the highest tallies of daily deaths since the pandemic began, as a virus variant believed to be more contagious has swept the country and threatened to overwhelm hospitals.

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