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Another 18,270 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK – the highest number since February 5.

23 other deaths have also been reported.

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The latest figures compare to 15,810 new infections and 18 deaths yesterday, and 10,321 and 14 last Saturday.

On February 5, the last time the number of cases was higher than today, there were 19,114. The recent spike was attributed to the Delta variant first identified in India.

Meanwhile, more than 44 million people have now received their first dose of a COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine – after 200,383 were injected during what was an exceptional day of events on Friday.

An additional 158,307 second jabs were also administered, bringing that total to 32,244,223, with people forming long lines to get their shots in places such as Emirates Stadium in Arsenal and Vicarage Road in Watford.

The ‘Grab a Jab’ initiative runs throughout the weekend as the NHS strives to deliver millions of additional first and second doses of vaccine before the government lifts any remaining doses coronavirus restrictions in England on July 19.

All adults are now eligible to receive their first vaccine and people are encouraged to go to walk-in centers rather than just waiting for an appointment with their GP.

But the good news about vaccinations is somewhat overshadowed by the scandal surrounding the man who has so often sought to be the face of the campaign: Matt hancock.

Request for resignation of the health secretary – or for Boris Johnson to act – expands over footage of him kissing a close associate, in violation of COVID-19 regulations.

A video of Mr. Hancock, who is married, kissing Gina Coladangelo was released by The Sun on Friday night, following the stills of the CCTV clip posted earlier today.

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