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COVID-19: UK reports 34,471 new cases and six more deaths | UK News

The UK has reported 34,471 new cases of COVID-19 and six other coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compare to 31,772 infections and 26 deaths announced yesterday, while 27,334 cases and nine deaths were recorded at this time last week.

This is the sixth day in a row that the total number of cases has exceeded 30,000.

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And this comes as 42,000 people have received their first dose of a COVID vaccine Sunday, bringing the total to 45,923,721.

Another 107,620 people had their second vaccine yesterday, meaning 34,872,131 are now fully vaccinated in the UK.

According to the latest data, 563 COVID patients were admitted to hospital on July 6 and a total of 3,081 people were admitted over seven days, a weekly increase of 56.6%.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson warned infections would rise as he prepared to announce at a press conference the lifting of most restrictions in England from July 19.

The plan to end almost all remaining rules was officially confirmed by Health Secretary Sajid Javid in the House of Commons ahead of the press briefing, although face masks remain “encouraged”.

As part of the fourth stage of the roadmap to exit the lockdown, the government has said it all coronavirus limits on gatherings will be removed, masks will no longer be required by law, social distancing measures will be removed and the order to work from home will be lifted.

But the requirement for people in England to self-isolate if identified as close contact with someone with COVID-19 will stay until August 16, when it will be relaxed for fully vaccinated adults, as well as for children.

Before that, fully vaccinated adults and all children will no longer need to be quarantined upon their return from Amber List countries from July 19.

Mr Javid said all four tests to ease most restrictions next Monday were met – the success of the vaccine …

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