More than 35 million people received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as the UK reported 15 more deaths linked to the virus.

As of Friday, 2,490 new cases were reported in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compared to 13 deaths and 2,613 cases Thursday while 15 deaths and 2381 infections were revealed last Friday.

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Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there have been 152,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to May 6 shows that of the 51,834,361 jabs administered in the UK so far, 35,069,641 were first doses – an increase of 135,470 the day before.

Some 16,764,720 were second doses, an increase of 473,001.

It comes like everyone under 40 will be offered an alternative the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as a precaution.

The change of opinion of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization marks an extension to existing guidance when these under the age of 30 had the choice between COVID-19[female[feminine jab on blood clotting problems.

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Meanwhile, a strain of coronavirus first detected in India has been declared “variant of concern” by Public Health England.

Cases of the variant, known as B1617.2, more than doubled in a week.

Despite the worries about the current coronavirus variant, health experts said they “saw no clue” that a COVID strain may escape vaccines.

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Source: news.sky.com
This notice was published: 2021-05-07 15:01:00