COVID-19: UK reports 32,406 other daily coronavirus cases and 133 deaths

COVID-19: UK reports 32,406 other daily coronavirus cases and 133 deaths

The UK has recorded 32,406 new cases of coronavirus and 133 other deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to daily government data.

The numbers compare to 38,046 COVID-19[feminine[feminine cases and 100 deaths reported on Friday.

This time last week, 21st of August, 32,058 new cases and 104 deaths were recorded.

On Friday, 128,248 people received a second dose of the vaccine, meaning that 78.2% of the population over the age of 16 is now fully vaccinated.

And 43,160 people received their first dose, bringing the total to 47,958,928 (88.2%).

It comes like a new study suggests that people infected with the Delta variant are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital as those with the Alpha variant.

Research by Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Cambridge is the first of its kind to compare the risk of the two variants.

First reported in India in late 2020, initial studies of the Delta variant found it to be up to 50% more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was first discovered in Kent.

Dr Gavin Dabrera, consultant epidemiologist at PHE’s National Infection Service, said: “We already know that vaccination offers excellent protection against Delta and as this variant accounts for over 98% of COVID-19 cases in the UK, it is vital that those who have not received two doses of the vaccine do so as soon as possible. “

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Meanwhile, there has been an increase in immunization among people from ethnically diverse communities, new analysis found

More than 3.8 million first doses have been delivered since the start of the NHS ‘grab-a-jab’ campaign, launched at the end of June.

The campaign allowed people to get vaccinated during short-lived walks in centers, mosques, town halls, football fields and festivals.

Since the launch of the campaign, more than 700,000 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have been protected from COVID-19, NHS England said.

People of mixed Asian and white origins saw the fastest growth in jab use, increasing by almost a quarter – 81,933 people took the first dose on June 20 and 101,140 were vaccinated on August 22 .

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There was a 22.9% increase in vaccinations for mixed whites, and it increased 20.9% among black Africans.

In the same period, the first doses in whites increased by 11.1%.


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