The UK has reported 15 more coronavirus deaths and 2,381 new cases in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.
The numbers compare to 22 deaths and 2,445 infections announced Thursday, while 40 deaths and 2,678 cases were reported last Friday.
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Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 127,517 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19[female[feminine and there have been 4,416,623 laboratory confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, 122,039 other people had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Thursday, bringing the total to 34,216,087.
And 488,914 people had their second vaccine, which means that 14,532,875 are now fully vaccinated.
It comes as separate figures show the number of people in England with COVID-19 fell 40% in a week.
According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which covers private households, around 54,200 people have tested positive for the virus in the week to April 24.
That’s a drop from 90,000 the week before, meaning that around one in 1,010 people in private households in England had had COVID in the week to April 24 – down from one in every 610.
And that’s the lowest number since the week before September 5, when the estimate was 1 in 1,400.
however, England’s R number has increased slightly between 0.8 and 1.1, depending on the latest figures.
This means that on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 11 more.
Last week, that number was estimated between 0.8 and 1 by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).
And the researchers are warn people who received their first COVID vaccine to remain cautious after figures suggest that one in 14 people admitted to hospital with the virus has had at least one stroke.
Scientists behind the data say the majority would have been infected shortly before or shortly after their first stroke, before …
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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 13:39:00