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COVID-19: UK reports 22 more coronavirus deaths – as 350,000 more receive second dose of vaccine UK News

The UK has reported 22 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,396 new cases in the last 24-hour period, according to government figures.

As of Wednesday, 2,491 daily cases were recorded and 38 deaths – suggesting that cases and deaths have declined slightly.

A total of 127,327 deaths have now been reported within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, while 4,395,703 cases have been recorded since the start of the pandemic.

The data also showed that 107,622 people had their first COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine dose on Tuesday, bringing the total to 33,139,742.

Some 350,027 had their second jab on Tuesday.

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On Monday, the government revealed more than 10 million people have now had both hits, with that figure rising to 10,775,817 in the last update – a total of one in five adults.

Among people aged 80 and over – one of the first groups on the priority list for jabs – around three-quarters of people in England have received both doses of a vaccine, according to NHS figures released the week last.

In Wales, that figure was 78%, while around 80% of that age group in Scotland and 42% in Northern Ireland received both doses.

Wales currently leads the rest of the UK in first and second doses, having given 67.9% of its adult population a first hit.

There was good news for the vaccination schedule earlier, as data showed that less than 2% of frail and elderly people admitted to hospital had coronavirus symptoms if they had received a single dose of vaccine three weeks previously.

In the study, which looked at more than 74,000 hospital admissions between September and early March, there was a sharp drop in the number of people showing symptoms of COVID 21 days after receiving a stroke.

Most people who showed symptoms of coronavirus after receiving a vaccine had been infected before their immune systems had a chance to respond to the vaccine.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 13:57:00