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COVID-19: UK reports 17 more coronavirus deaths and 2,193 new cases | UK News

Another 17 deaths and 2,193 cases of COVID have been reported in the UK in the latest daily figures.

It compares with 15 deaths within 28 days of a positive test and 2,490 cases recorded this time last week.

An additional 209,284 people received their first dose of a COVID vaccine and 428,041 people had their second injection.

This brings the total number of people who received one dose to 36,115,955, while 19,319,010 received two.

The numbers come after four people have died in the UK with the Indian variant of COVID-19 – the first known domestic deaths from the new variant of the virus.

According to data released by the government, the four deaths from the B.1.617.2 strain of the virus, now labeled a “variant of concern,” occurred between May 5 and 12.

Meanwhile, No.10 said the prime minister should organize a Downing Street Coronavirus Press Conference later today.

Boris Johnson should discuss the spread of COVID-19[female[feminine variant – and the steps the government is taking to combat it – when he addresses the nation at 5:30 p.m. alongside England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty.

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Elsewhere, Portugal confirmed that tourists from the UK will be able to visit the country from Monday.

The country’s foreign minister said anyone arriving from May 17 must have a negative PCR result within the previous 72 hours.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 13:57:00