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COVID-19: Over 37 million people in UK have now had their first coronavirus vaccine – as more invitations are sent | UK News

More than 37 million Britons have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while second jabs have now passed 21 million.

On Wednesday, 264,858 first inoculations were administered across the UK, bringing the total to 37,250,363 (70.7% of adults), and 369,018 people went to their follow-up appointment to bring the number up. vaccinated to 21,239,471 (40.3% of adults).

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Meanwhile, the UK has reported seven more coronavirusdisease-related deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

There have also been 2,874 confirmed cases of COVID-19[female[feminine.

That compares to three deaths and 2,696 cases on Wednesday, and 11 deaths and 2,657 infections last Thursday.

Since the start of the pandemic, 127,701 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive for the coronavirus, and there have been a total of 4,455,221 laboratory-confirmed cases.

Coronavirus case rates in most parts of England have declined slightly or remain broadly unchanged, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE).

But there remains some concern about the spread of the Indian variant after it was revealed to parliament on Wednesday that nearly 3000 cases had now been detected in the UK.

Surge tests will be deployed in Bedford, Burnley, Hounslow, Kirklees, Leicester and North Tyneside, where the vaccination rate will also be increased.

England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said Britain was in a “straight race” to vaccinate its people to overcome the threat of the Indian variant.

He said the jab rate over the next few weeks would be crucial to ensure Boris Johnson can lift all lockdown restrictions on June 21, as outlined in the government’s roadmap.

In more encouraging news, new data from NHS England suggests that around four in five people aged 60 and over have received both doses of the vaccine.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-20 13:30:00