COVID-19: UK registers 44,104 new coronavirus cases and 73 additional deaths

COVID-19: UK registers 44,104 new coronavirus cases and 73 additional deaths

The UK has recorded 44,104 new cases of COVID-19 and 73 additional coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The figures are to be compared with 46,558 new cases and 96 deaths announced on Tuesday, and 42,302 cases and 49 deaths that were recorded at this time last week.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 128,896 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.

Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that there have been 154,000 recorded deaths in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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Some 39,035 people had their first jab on Tuesday, which means that 46,388,744 have now received at least one COVID vaccine vaccinated in UK.

Yesterday, another 161,279 people had their second injection, so 36,404,566 people are now fully vaccinated.

It comes like Boris Johnson has apologized to the companies impacted by a growing number of workers needing to self-isolate due to close contact with a positive coronavirus case.

Speaking to the last PMQ before the summer holidays, the Prime Minister – isolates himself at Checkers after coming into contact with COVID-positive Health Secretary Sajid Javid last week – said that “everyone understands the downside of being nuts.”

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer also asked the Prime Minister if someone interviewed by the NHS COVID-19 app should self-isolate following mixed messages from government ministers.

“When it comes to confusing the Prime Minister is a great broadcaster,” Sir Keir noted.

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Immediately after the PMQs, Sir Keir was asked to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive. This is the fourth time the Labor leader has been quarantined.

Meanwhile, around nine in 10 adults in all parts of the UK are now likely to have COVID-19 antibodies.

According to ONS figures, estimates range from 88.6% in Scotland to 92.6% in Wales, with 90.0% for Northern Ireland and 91.9% for England.

The presence of antibodies to the coronavirus suggests that someone has already had the infection or has been vaccinated.


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