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More than 20 million adults in the UK are now fully vaccinated after receiving two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, government figures show.

Some 391,246 had their second jab on Saturday, meaning a total of 20,103,658 (38.2% of all adults) have now received both injections.

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Also on Saturday, 237,331 had their first stroke, bringing the total number of people who received at least one dose to 36,573,354 (69.4% of the adult population).

The government has said it remains on track to deliver a first dose to all adults in the UK by the end of July.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “We have more good news regarding the immunization rollout and are making extraordinary progress, with 20 million people now enjoying the most comprehensive protection possible against this virus.

“The latest real-world data has once again demonstrated how effective the vaccine is in providing life-saving protection, with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine providing 97% protection against mortality.

“Getting a second dose is vital to ensuring you have the ultimate protection against this deadly virus – I encourage everyone to reserve their jab as soon as offered.”

In Wales, it has been reported that more than two million people have now received a vaccine.

Almost three million doses in total were administered in the country in six months. This means that 80% of all adults in Wales have received their first vaccine and one in three adults have received their second dose.

Meanwhile, the UK has reported four more coronavirus-related deaths and 1,926 new cases in the last 24-hour period.

That compares to seven deaths and 2,027 cases announced on Saturday, while last Sunday two deaths and 1,770 cases were reported.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 127,679 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, and there have been …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 13:45:00