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COVID-19: UK reports 22,868 new coronavirus cases and three additional deaths | UK News

The UK has reported another 22,868 cases of COVID – the highest since January 30 – according to the latest daily figures.

However, the number is likely to be inflated by a technical glitch yesterday that prevented some cases from being counted.

Monday’s figures also show deaths remain low, with three more recorded within 28 days of a positive test.

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The figures are to be compared with 14,876 cases and 11 deaths announced on Sunday, and 10,633 cases and five deaths last Monday.

Cases have risen sharply since late May, with the seven-day average dropping from around 3,500 to over 16,000.

Today’s figures also show that another 139,712 people received their first dose of a vaccine, while another 123,555 received their second vaccine.

A total of 44,454,511 people in the UK have now received at least one injection, while 32,583,746 are fully vaccinated.

The latest seven-day average for coronavirus-related deaths is 17.4, while when the second wave peaked in January, it was over 1,200.

The numbers seem to support the assessment that vaccines have helped to largely break the link between infections, deaths and serious illness – despite the more transmissible Delta variant.

Just over 1,500 people were hospitalized with COVID according to the latest count available on June 24.

By mid-January, they were over 39,000.

Earlier Monday, Boris Johnson fired the possibility of ending coronavirus restrictions by saying that it “made sense” to stick to the planned date of July 19.

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