The UK has recorded 44,104 new cases of COVID-19 and 73 other coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.
The new figures are to be compared with 46,558 new cases and 96 deaths announced on Monday and 42,302 cases and 49 deaths which were recorded at this time last week.
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Some 39,035 people had their first jab on Tuesday, which means that 46,388,744 have now received at least one COVID vaccine shot in UK.
Yesterday, another 161,279 people had their second injection, so 36,404,566 people are now fully vaccinated.
It comes as Boris Johnson has apologized to companies affected by a growing number of workers needing to self-isolate due to close contact with a positive coronavirus case.
Speaking to the last PMQ before the summer holidays, the Prime Minister – isolates himself at Checkers after coming into contact with COVID-positive Health Secretary Sajid Javid last week – said that “everyone understands the downside of being nuts”.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer also asked the Prime Minister if someone interviewed by the NHS COVID-19 app should self-isolate following mixed messages from government ministers.
“When it comes to confusing the Prime Minister is a great broadcaster,” Sir Keir noted.
Immediately after the PMQs, Sir Keir himself was told to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive. This is the fourth time the Labor leader has been quarantined.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-21 14:39:00