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UK COVID-19 death toll exceeds 150,000 after Omicron surge

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LONDON (Reuters) -The United Kingdom’s official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic rose above 150,000 on Saturday, government figures showed, following a record wave of cases caused by the Omicron variant. Some 313 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test were reported on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities on this measure to 150,057. A broader but less timely measure of deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate – which includes deaths early in the pandemic when testing was limited – stood at 173,248 as of the last data on Dec. 24. Britain has seen a surge of cases …

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