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COVID-19: UK reports 16,135 new cases – highest number of daily infections since February 6 | UK News

The UK has reported 16,135 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 other coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

This is the highest number of daily infections since February 6, when 18,262 were announced.

The latest figures compare to 11,625 new infections and 27 deaths registered yesterday. Some 9,055 cases and nine deaths were announced at this time last week.

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Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 153,000 recorded deaths in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Another 299,837 people received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine yesterday, while 250,875 people received a second dose.

This brings the total number of first doses to 43,448,680 and the number of people fully vaccinated to 31,740,115.

The total number of doses administered is 75,188,795.

Figures show that over 60% of adults have been vaccinated with both vaccines and over 82.5% have received a single dose.

Meanwhile, the UK travel industry hosts a day of action pressure the government to reopen the sector and provide more financial support to businesses.

Industry body ABTA estimates that 195,000 travel jobs have been lost or are at risk due to the COVID pandemic.

Ministers have been accused of failing to revive travel by ‘undermining’ the UK’s traffic light system.

Media Minister John Whittingdale said he hoped the government would be able to put more countries on the green list of travel restrictions later this week.

It comes as the government changed its rules to allow football officials and VIP fans to attend matches in the final stages of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium.

Coronavirus travel rules have been changed to indicate that people with a “Euro 2020 invitation” will not have to self-isolate or quarantine in a hotel upon arrival …

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This notice was published: 2021-06-23 13:19:00

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