The number of people who died within 28 days of a COVID the test is slightly up 51 died yesterday.
But the number of COVID-19[feminine[feminine Infections are down more than 1,000 from Thursday’s 4,479 and represent the lowest daily figure since mid-September.
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Last Friday there were 70 coronavirusrelated deaths and 6,187 new cases reported.
A total of 153,823 first doses of vaccine were administered during the last 24 hours and 435,177 seconds.
This brings the total number of first shots dealt in the UK to 31,301,267.
Government scientists on Friday estimated England’s R number to be as high as 1 and warned that the number of cases may have stopped declining despite lockdown measures and the vaccine rollout.
The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) gave an estimate of between 0.8 and 1, with a growth rate of between -4% and 0%.
This means that the number of cases could have stopped dropping altogether or decreased by up to 4% per day.
Scientists did not give a UK-wide R number for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as they claimed that “given the increasingly localized approach to managing the disease ‘epidemic’ it could be ‘less significant’.
The number of vaccines given also varies from region to region, which has an impact on infection rates.
Lockdown restrictions are relaxed differently in the four countries.
People were allowed to gather in groups of six or two households in private gardens in England and Wales from Monday, with Northern Ireland only allowing six people to meet from Thursday.
Scotland’s ‘stay at home’ order was lifted on Friday, allowing residents to travel anywhere in their local authority area, with non-essential stores set to open on Monday.