Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,248 deaths; curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities

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11.21pm GMT

Here’s a quick recap of the latest coronavirus developments across the globe over the last few hours:

10.38pm GMT

Britain reported 1,248 new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test on Thursday, down from a record high of more than 1,500 the previous day.

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of 13 January is 2,918,252, according to Public Health England, a rise of 278,943 from the figures published on Wednesday.

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