COVID-19: UK reports 13 more coronavirus deaths and 2,613 new cases – 16 million now fully vaccinated

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


The UK has reported 13 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,613 new cases in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compared to 27 deaths and 2,144 cases announced Wednesday, while 22 deaths and 2,445 infections were revealed last Thursday.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,428,553 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK, and 127,583 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19[feminine[feminine.

Meanwhile, 139,097 other people had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, bringing the total to 34,934,171.

In addition, 404,226 had their second stroke on Wednesday, meaning 16,291,719 are now fully vaccinated in the UK.

It comes as new figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed taking first-dose COVID doses in people over 50 in England.

Due to progress in the coronavirus vaccination program, it can be assumed that a substantial proportion over the age of 50 had been offered a vaccine until April 12 – the period to which the figures apply.

Vaccination rates for the first dose of a COVID vaccine were lower among all minority ethnic groups compared to the white British population.

The lowest vaccination rates were recorded among people who identified as Black Caribbean and Black Africans (66.8% and 71.2% respectively), followed by people of Pakistani descent (78.4%). %).

This compares to a vaccination rate of 93.7% of white Britons over 50, 90.9% among those identifying as Indian and 86.9% among those identifying as Bangladeshi.

Statistical modeling showed that the odds of not receiving a dose of the vaccine were 7.4 times higher for people of black Caribbean descent than for people of white British descent.

In addition, separate figures from NHS England suggest that nine in 10 people in England aged 70 and over received both doses of the COVID vaccine.

It is estimated that 90% of people in this age group had received both injections by May 2, which means they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

It is estimated that 50.5% of people aged 65 to 69 received both doses, as well as 26.1% of people aged 60 to 64, 21.6% of people aged 55 to 59 and 17 , 9% of people aged 50 to 54.

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In addition, around three-quarters of people aged 45 to 49 in England have likely received their first dose.

It is estimated that 74.7% of people in this age group had received their first stroke by May 2.

The data also suggests that 89.5% of those aged 50 to 54 received their first dose, as well as 95.3% of those aged 55 to 59, 98% of those aged 60 to 64, and 94.4% of those aged 65 to 69 years old. -old.

About 97.7% of people aged 70 and over received a first dose.

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