The United Kingdom recorded 58 other deaths linked to Covid-19 and 4,715 new cases on Saturday, according to official government figures.
This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the UK to 126,573. Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there are now 149,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Total Covid-19 infections since the start of the pandemic now stand at 4,329,180.
The number of people vaccinated in Britain is approaching 30 million, with 29,727,435 people having received their first dose.
A total of 3,293,517 people received their second dose.
Speaking of the NHS England milestone passing the first 25 million strokes, Professor Stephen Powis, NHS National Medical Director, said: ‘This is the last major step showing rapid and targeted progress in protecting people in England from the coronavirus.
“Passing the 25 million mark is a remarkable achievement for NHS staff across the country who have stung more than half of the adult population and continue to work carefully to identify the last remaining people in priority groups who don’t. have not yet received their blow and urge them. manifest.
“As dose supplies tighten next month, anyone with a second shot booked should come forward, and our other top priority is to remind anyone who is 50 years of age or older or has a medical condition underlying that their first vaccine is available to them, now and throughout April.
Coronavirus vaccine: 29.7 million receive first dose
Scotland has recorded six deaths from the coronavirus and 563 positive tests in the past 24 hours, according to Scottish government data.
The latest official figures bring the death toll by this measure – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – to 7,578.
The deaths of two other people who had previously tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland have been reported by the Department of Health.
Another 138 confirmed cases of the virus were also recorded in the last 24-hour reporting period.