COVID-19: UK reports 9,284 more coronavirus cases and six deaths


Another 9,284 coronavirus cases and six more deaths have been reported in the UK, according to official figures today.

It compares with 10,321 cases and 14 deaths yesterday, and 7,490 cases and eight deaths this time last week.

Another 280,241 people also received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine and 236,363 received a second dose.

This means that 42,964,013 received the first vaccine, while 31,340,507 are fully vaccinated.

The total number of deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic – within 28 days of a positive test – stands at 127,976.

The numbers come at the end of a week when everyone over 18 can reserve a COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 700,000 appointments were made on Sunday – the day jabs became available to anyone over 18.

Troglodyte mignon, a vaccine expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said on Sunday that the UK could open as soon as possible due to the high use of vaccines.

He said having more than 81% of the adult population bitten and almost 60% of adults taking both doses is “encouraging.”

When asked if the success of the vaccination program meant England would not need to wait until July 19 to fully open up, he said: ‘We will always have to be vigilant – but vigilance and vaccination are the two words.

“So I think if the numbers continue to look promising, I think there is great hope that we can open on July 5th. “

NHS braced for high demand as anyone in England over 18 can now reserve a COVID-19 vaccine

On June 21, the UK was due to celebrate the complete lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson postponed it to July 19 because of the increase in cases.

Cases have increased mainly because of the Delta variant, which was first found in India.

The Prime Minister said on June 14 that postponing the fourth stage would allow more people to receive the second jab.


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