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COVID-19: Daily coronavirus cases in UK exceed 40,000 – highest since mid-January | UK News

The UK has reported 42,302 new cases of coronavirus and 49 more deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compare to 36,660 COVID-19[female[feminine infections and 50 deaths recorded yesterday, and 37,372 cases and 20 deaths reported so far last week.

This is the highest number of daily infections since January 15, when 55,761 cases were recorded.

And this is the eighth day in a row that the total number of cases has exceeded 30,000.

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It comes as Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced that two-thirds of adults in the UK have now received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A total of 46,037,090 people in the UK received their first dose of a COVID vaccine.

And 35,155,767 are now fully vaccinated after receiving both vaccines.

The figure will be celebrated by politicians ahead of the removal of coronavirus restrictions next Monday – including limits on social distancing and a legal mandate to wear face masks.

The government has delayed the lifting of most rules until July 19 so that two-thirds of adults can receive a double injection and every adult can be offered a first vaccine.

Nonetheless, experts accused the government of rushing the plan amid spiraling coronavirus cases, fueled by the Delta variant.

Some 1,200 scientists – including four members of SAGE – have urged the government to curb plans for the July 19 lift, warning that the decision to unlock the country is “unethical.”

Writing in The Lancet, they accused the government of pursuing an “unscientific” policy of “herd immunity by mass infection”

Scotland is also due to relax some of its restrictions on Monday, but it will still be mandatory to wear face masks.

Earlier, Wales announced it would relax some of its COVID rules from Saturday, but masks should still be worn on public transport and in most indoor public places.

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