UK reports record 129,471 new COVID-19 cases

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain reported a record 129,471 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test on Tuesday. The previous record high of daily infections was 122,186 on Dec. 24. The cases data did not include figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland due to differences in reporting practices over the Christmas holiday period. (Reporting by William James; Editing by Alex Richardson)