COVID-19: UK records 113 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,572 new infections, according to daily figures

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COVID-19: UK records 113 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,572 new infections, according to daily figures


The UK has recorded 113 additional COVID-related deaths and 36,572 new coronavirus cases in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

This compares with 111 deaths reported within 28 days of positive test yesterday, and 33,904 cases.

And this time last week 33,074 cases and 94 additional deaths were recorded.

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Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, a total of 131,373 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19[feminine[feminine, while there have been 6,392,160 laboratory-confirmed infections, the numbers show.

Where COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate, the number of deaths now stands at 154,811.

47,284 more people had their first coronavirus vaccine Wednesday – with 16 and 17 years included in that figure for the first time.

This means that 47,460,526 people have now had at least one jab.

With 169,223 seconds of additional doses administered yesterday, 41,157,069 people are now fully vaccinated against COVID.

However, a study from the University of Oxford found that people who receive a double hit can still transmit the coronavirus.

Scientists at the university have found that the levels of the virus could be just as high in people who contract COVID despite the two injections as in those who have not been vaccinated.

Dr Koen Pouwels, one of the study’s lead investigators, said: “Vaccines are better at preventing serious illness and are less effective at preventing transmission.

“The fact that you see more viral load (with the Delta variant) suggests that herd immunity is more difficult. “

Scientists found that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were more effective against Delta, but their protection waned faster than the AstraZeneca vaccine.

It comes with the news that coronavirus cases in England rose 6% last week – after falling for two weeks.

NHS Test and Trace data shows 190,508 people tested positive for COVID in the week leading up to August 11.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization has issued an opinion that if a deployment of third vaccines happen, it should “be offered to the most vulnerable first, from September 2021 to maximize individual protection and protect the NHS before winter”.

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The World Health Organization has criticized countries with high vaccination rates for considering third doses while large parts of the world still go unvaccinated.

Joe Biden announced yesterday that the United States will begin distributing the next round of doses starting September 20.

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