The UK has reported one coronavirus-related death and 3,383 infections in the past 24 hours.
The single death has been confirmed in Scotland – meaning England has not recorded any daily deaths for just the fifth time since the government started collecting the figures in March 2020.
The UK’s lone death is lower than the six confirmed yesterday and the three last Monday – with the number of positive cases at 3,240 and 2,439 respectively.
The latest death brings the UK total to 127,782, according to government figures. The total number of people who test positive coronavirus amounts to 4487339.
Another 120,243 people received their first dose of COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine, bringing the total to 39,379,411. And Sunday, 204,282 second shots were administered, meaning 25,537,133 people had both shots.
Tomorrow’s figures could be strengthened by England’s largest vaccination center having offered COVID jabs to anyone over 18 for today only.
Thousands of people had already been vaccinated at the center of Twickenham Stadium in west London, and medics have defied current guidelines that only those over 30 should be offered a shot to ensure nothing is not wasted.
The local NHS trust tweeted: “Thousands of people have been vaccinated at @twickenhamstad today. There are still spaces and vaccines left: now open to anyone 18 and over who can arrive before 7:30 p.m.”
The vaccination rollout is continuing at pace ahead of the government’s scheduled date to lift the remaining lockdown restrictions on June 21.
However, Government Advisor Professor Adam Finn, member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, cast doubt on whether the Prime Minister will be able to proceed with the …
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This notice was published: 2021-05-31 15:08:00