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COVID-19: UK reports 9,284 more coronavirus cases and six deaths | UK News

Another 9,284 coronavirus cases and six more deaths have been reported in the UK, according to official figures today.

It compares with 10,321 cases and 14 deaths yesterday, and 7,490 cases and eight deaths this time last week.

Another 280,241 people also received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine and 236,363 received a second dose.

This means that 42,964,013 had a first vaccine, while 31,340,507 are fully vaccinated.

The total number of deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic – within 28 days of a positive test – stands at 127,976.

The numbers come at the end of a week when everyone over 18 can now reserve a COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 700,000 dates were booked on Sunday – the day jabs became available to all adults.

Cute wren, a vaccine expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said on Sunday that the UK could open as soon as possible due to the high vaccination rate.

He said having over 81% of the adult population bitten and almost 60% of adults taking both doses is “encouraging.”

When asked if the success of the vaccination program meant England would not need to wait until July 19 to fully open up, he said: “We will always have to be vigilant – but vigilance and vaccination are the two words.

“So I think if the numbers continue to look promising, I think there is great hope that we can open on July 5th.”

NHS braced for high demand as anyone in England over 18 can now reserve a COVID-19 vaccine
NHS braced for high demand as anyone in England over 18 can now reserve a COVID-19 vaccine

The UK was supposed to celebrate the complete lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions tomorrow, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed the move to July 19 because of the increase in cases.

Cases have increased mainly due to the spread of the Delta variant, which was first found in India.

The Prime Minister said on Monday that postponing the fourth stage will allow more people to receive a second jab.

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