COVID-19: UK records 112 more deaths, over 28 million receiving first dose of vaccine | UK News

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 COVID-19: UK records 112 more deaths, over 28 million receiving first dose of vaccine |  UK News


The UK has recorded a further 112 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, with the number of people receiving a first dose of the vaccine exceeding 28 million.

The number 112 is compared to 17 deaths announced yesterday – the lowest daily number since late September – and 110 that were reported last Tuesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 126,284 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a COVID-19[feminine[feminine test.

Meanwhile, 5,379 new cases of COVID have been reported in the last 24-hour period, up from 5,342 announced yesterday and 5,294 revealed exactly one week ago.

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Another 329,897 people received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine yesterday, bringing the total to 28,327,873 since deployment began last December. A total of 2,363,684 also received a second dose.

The latest government figures were released as people observed a minute of silence earlier remember the victims of the pandemic exactly one year after the UK’s first lockdown began.

The Queen reflected on the ‘grief and loss felt by so many’ as she paid tribute, sending a message to the hospital where the Duke of Edinburgh underwent heart surgery.

MPs and peers from both Houses of Parliament and ministers from decentralized countries celebrated the anniversary at noon, while the Cathedrals of Blackburn, Winchester, Gloucester and York Minster also fell silent.

It comes as England’s chief medical officer has said the COVID crisis will cause a ‘long shadow of rain’ and “Certainly” a new wave of infections.

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Professor Chris Whitty has warned of “bumps and twists in the road” as the country tries to recover from the pandemic.

And he also highlighted the “very heavy work” in preventing “lifelong” issues related to the effect of lockdowns, such as increased deprivation and non-COVID health issues.

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