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COVID-19: UK registers 32,367 new coronavirus cases and 34 additional deaths | UK News

Coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths across the UK have increased over the past week, with 32,367 COVID cases and 34 deaths reported in the last 24-hour period.

The numbers, released on Saturday, compare to 35,707 COVID cases and 29 deaths the day before – the highest number of infections since January 22, when 40,261 cases were recorded.

Cases over the past week have increased by 30.7% from the previous week, while deaths during this period have increased by 43.1%.

Another 88,675 people received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK on Thursday, bringing the total to 45,786,550 – 86.8% of the adult population.

A total of 166,883 people had their second vaccine, which means that 34,541,129 (65.3% of adults) are now fully vaccinated.

The number of hospital admissions was 509 on July 5, according to the latest data available.

In the seven days preceding that date, 2,872 people were admitted to hospital, an increase of 55.9% from the previous week.

There have now been 153,000 recorded deaths in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The most recent statistics come nine days before most restrictions are lifted in England as part of the fourth stage of lifting the lockdown, although the final decision will be made on Monday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this week the UK will have to learn to live with the virus as he praised the successful vaccine rollout and said the majority of people admitted to hospital were not vaccinated.

But scientists urged ministers to reconsider the plans because they described dropping the restrictions as a “dangerous and unethical experiment.”

In a letter published in The Lancet, 122 British scientists said the exponential growth of the virus “is likely to continue until millions more are infected, leaving hundreds of thousands with long-term illness and disability” .

They also said they were worried about the …

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