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COVID-19: UK records 2,284 more coronavirus cases and 11 related deaths | UK News

The UK has recorded 2,284 more coronavirus cases and 11 related deaths, according to the latest government data.

The numbers are down slightly on the 2,474 daily cases and 20 deaths reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a total of 35,722,461 people have now received a first dose of a COVID-10 vaccine – against the total of 35,587,348 registered on Tuesday.

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And 18,438,532 people have now received two doses of the vaccine – up from the total figure of 18,088,385 recorded on Tuesday.

It comes as NHS sources told the PA news agency that all people aged 38 and 39 will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccinations from tomorrow morning in England.

Meanwhile, a report published by an independent panel in managing the pandemic found that the World Health Organization (WHO) should have declared a global emergency by January 30, 2020 and recommended travel restrictions to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also revealed that the pandemic was a preventable disaster that could have saved 3.4 million lives.

Elsewhere, the Prime Minister announced that a independent public inquiry into the UK government’s handling of the pandemic will start in the spring of next year.

Boris Johnson revealed the news in a COVID-19 statement to lawmakers on Wednesday, telling Commons she would be able to take oral evidence under oath and put “state actions under the microscope.”

More than 127,000 people died within 28 days of a coronavirus test since the start of the pandemic last year, when more than 150,000 deaths mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate.

The Prime Minister said that “in the midst of such a tragedy, the state has an obligation to examine its actions as rigorously and frankly as possible” and “to learn all the lessons for the future”.

Given the potential threat of new COVID-19 variants and the possibility of a winter surge, Mr Johnson said he expected …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-12 13:27:00