The number of new COVID cases in the UK fell for the third day in a row, according to government data.
The country has recorded 36,389 new cases and 64 additional coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period.
The number of infections has fallen by more than 15,000 compared to the same period last week, when 51,870 were reported along with 49 deaths.
Yesterday, 39,906 infections and 84 deaths were announced.
Some 43,000 people had their first jab yesterday, meaning that 46,476,845 have now received at least one COVID UK vaccine dose.
Another 174,742 people received their second injection, bringing the total number of people now fully vaccinated against coronavirus at 36,762,646.
Latest vaccine figures do not include figures for Wales.
According to the most recent data, hospitalizations are also on the rise.
Some 870 COVID patients were admitted to hospital on July 19 and 5,322 were admitted in the past seven days, a weekly increase of 28%.
Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 129,044 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.
This is because figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that one in 75 people in England is likely to have had COVID-19 last week – the highest number since the end of January.
In England, the estimated number of positive tests for COVID-19 in the community was 741,700 in the week to July 17.
Other numbers indicated that the R-value – which represents the average number of people each COVID-positive person infects – was the same as last week.
It is estimated between 1.2 and 1.4.
When the number is greater than 1, an epidemic can grow exponentially, but when it is less than 1, it means the coronavirus epidemic is decreasing.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-23 14:25:00