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COVID-19: UK records 29 more coronavirus deaths, nearly 34 million having had their first stroke | UK News

The UK has recorded another 29 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,166 new cases in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compare to 17 deaths and 2,685 infections announced on Tuesday, while 22 deaths and 2,396 cases were revealed last Wednesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 127,480 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19[female[feminineand there were 4,411,797 laboratory confirmed infections.

First doses of a coronavirus vaccines have now reached 33,959,908 while second doses are at 13,581,076.

It comes as separate numbers suggest nearly 70% of the adult population in England now have COVID antibodies.

According to the National Statistics Office (ONS), seven in 10 adults (68.3%) in private households would likely have tested positive for antibodies in the week to April 11.

The latest estimate is one in two, or 53.1%, two weeks earlier.

The presence of COVID antibodies suggests that someone has had the infection or has been vaccinated.

However, people who have received two doses of a vaccine are urged to maintain their social distancing in part due to British culture, said Dr Mary Ramsay, head of vaccination at Public Health England (PHE).

This contrasts with the United States, which allows fully vaccinated people to meet indoors without the need for social distancing.

Dr Ramsay told MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee that the UK’s policy of leaving up to 12 weeks between vaccine doses – a move she says has saved lives – means the country is behind America when it comes to fully immunized individuals.

“I think they (the US) can be less careful, maybe, than we are because more people have been given two doses, which one would expect to get even better protection against transmission. “she said.

“I think the other thing is that we have a slightly different cultural perspective in this area …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 13:24:00