UK seven-day COVID-19 infections down 33% on week before

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 81,713 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, leaving the seven-day tally down by nearly 33% on the previous week. It reported 287 deaths of people who had tested positive for the disease within the previous 28 days. The seven-day total for deaths was up 45% on the week before, following a record spike in infections in recent weeks. (Reporting by William Schomberg, Editing by Timothy Heritage)