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UK reports record 1,820 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Britain reported a record number of deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 1,820 people dying within 28 days of positive coronavirus test, surpassing the previous peak set a day earlier, government data showed.

The number was up from the 1,610 deaths reported on Tuesday. There were 38,905 new cases recorded on Wednesday, up from the 33,355 reported a day earlier.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Alistair Smout)