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COVID-19: UK records 24,855 more cases and 18 deaths in last 24-hour period, latest figures show | UK News

The UK has recorded a further 24,855 coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths, in the last 24-hour period.

Today’s official government figures compare to 27,125 new COVID-19[female[feminine infections and 27 deaths reported Friday and 18,270 cases and 23 deaths announced last Saturday.

Another 122,377 people have now received their first vaccine, while 160,763 received their second dose on Friday.

This means that the total number of people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is now 45,135,880 with 33,402,028 now fully vaccinated.

The latest figures come as Downing Street has confirmed it is reviewing proposals to remove the quarantine requirements for those in England who have been fully vaccinated.

Dropping all legal self-isolation requirements for those who have come into contact with an infected person and have had the two coronavirus injections is considered “part of the post-Stage 4 world,” the government.

Government advisers put UK’s COVID R (reproductive) number on Friday between 1.1 and 1.3 – a slight decrease compared to the previous week and reinforcing the hope that the increase in cases has reached its peak.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that some “additional precautions” could still remain in place after July 19, the new so-called “freedom day”, and hopes the double jabs will be a “liberator” for those who wish to travel abroad this summer.

Health professionals also requested action staying in place after July 19, including the use of face masks in stores and on public transport, and messaging around social distancing.

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