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COVID-19: UK records 7,742 more coronavirus cases and three deaths ahead of England roadmap announcement | UK News

The UK has recorded another 7,742 COVID cases and three deaths, ahead of the expected delay in lifting lockdown restrictions in England.

Number of coronavirus case is up on the 7,490 recorded yesterday – the sixth day in a row that the number of new infections has exceeded 7,000.

However, the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test is down from the eight reported on Sunday.

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As of Monday, the UK recorded 5,683 cases of coronavirus and one more death.

At COVID vaccinations, 147,228 first additional doses were administered on Sunday, as well as 181,121 second injections.

The total number of people who received at least one dose of the vaccine now stands at 41,698,429 – 79.2% of adults, while 29,973,779 people have received two injections, or 56.9% of UK adults.

Latest COVID figures arrive as Boris Johnson prepares to announce a four-week delay in lifting lockdown restrictions In England.

A government source told Sky News that the prime minister would dash hopes that Freedom Day would come in a week’s time, June 21, and that it would instead be postponed to July 19.

“This is a final uprising,” a high-level source said after the prime minister met with high-ranking ministers and his scientific advisers. “It’s a direct race between the vaccine and the virus.”

Fears have been expressed about the “devastating” impact the delay will have on businesses.

Mr Johnson is expected to promise a review of the lingering restrictions after the first two weeks.

Mark Harper, chairman of the COVID Recovery Group of Tory MPs, said he feared the lockdown could be extended until at least the end of September if ministers tried to wait until the entire population had been hit twice.

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