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COVID-19: UK registers 46,558 new cases and 96 more deaths – highest number of deaths since March | UK News

The UK has recorded 46,558 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 additional coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

This is the highest number of deaths since March 24, when 98 were reported.

The new figures compare to 39,950 new cases and 19 deaths announced Monday, and 36,660 cases and 50 deaths that were recorded this time last week.

According to the latest data, 745 COVID patients were admitted to hospital on July 14, and 4,500 were admitted in the past seven days, a weekly increase of 38.4%.

Some 35,670 people had their first jab on Monday, which means that 46,349,709 have now received at least one COVID vaccine shot in UK.

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Yesterday, another 143,560 people received their second injection, so 36,243,287 people are now fully vaccinated.

It follows the relaxation of most coronavirus restrictions in England on Monday.

However, in an effort to try to increase vaccination among young people, the government announced that anyone want to go to “crowded places” such as nightclubs from the end of September will need to have proof that they are fully vaccinated.

And it has now been revealed that over a million children in England were absent from school last week because of the coronavirus.

Data released by the Department of Education showed that about 14.3% of all students in state-funded schools were absent from class on July 15, a total of 1.05 million.

Of these, 773,700 students were self-isolating due to possible contact with a coronavirus case inside the school, while 160,300 students were self-isolating after possibly being in contact with a case of COVID-19 outside of school.

Health experts are urging people to get vaccinated and to take reasonable precautions, even after restrictions in England end.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director of Public Health England, said: “The past 18 months have been difficult…

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Source: news.sky.com
This notice was published: 2021-07-20 14:42:00

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