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UK reports four more deaths from COVID – smallest increase since early September | UK News

The UK has recorded four more coronavirus-related deaths – the smallest daily increase since early September.

It takes the total number of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19[female[feminine at 127.274.

This is the smallest daily increase since three deaths were reported on September 7.

Another 2963 coronavirus cases have also been reported, while the number of people fully vaccinated exceeded 10 million.

Monday’s numbers, while often artificially low due to reporting delays over the weekend, are significantly lower than a week ago.

Last Monday, the UK registered 13 new COVID deaths and 3,568 cases.

Two of today’s deaths were in England and the other two in Wales.

Coronavirus deaths, cases and hospitalizations have continued to decline since the peak in mid-January.

But scientists fear that despite the success of the national lockdowns and the vaccination program, variants of the virus could explode cases again.

India was today placed on the UK Travel Red List on concerns about the double mutation that emerged there.

The variant was not confirmed by the Indian government until March 25, with 182 cases now recorded in the UK. Of these, 162 were from the past five weeks.

It is not yet known whether the vaccines will be effective there.

The latest figures show that one in five adults in the UK has now received two doses of a COVID vaccine.

Ministers say they have been able to exceed the 10 million target after a rapid acceleration in the pace of jab distribution since the end of March.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that “vaccines give us the best protection against the virus”, while Health Secretary Matt hancock added: “Second doses are crucial to maximizing the strength and duration of your protection against COVID-19 and I urge all eligible people to receive their injection as soon as possible.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 15:03:00