COVID-19 cases and deaths fall again in UK, vaccinations increase – fr

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COVID-19 cases and deaths fall again in UK, vaccinations increase – fr


A worker walks past mobile coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing vehicles parked at a depot in London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS / Toby Melville

A total of 1,770 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the UK on Sunday, with a total of 14,659 seven-day cases down 4.3% from the previous seven days.

The country has recorded two new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test. The seven-day death toll of 67 was down 39.1% from the previous seven days.

Data showed that 35.37 million people, or 67.2% of the UK’s adult population, have now received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 17.67 million, or 33.5% of adults, received the two recommended doses.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 127,605 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.

The country experienced a devastating second wave that peaked in late January, but the number of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths has fallen since then.

This was attributed in part to the impact of the mass vaccination program and in part to the strict lockdown measures that were in place from January to March and are only gradually being relaxed.

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