COVID-19: UK reports 32,700 more coronavirus cases and 100 deaths

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COVID-19: UK reports 32,700 more coronavirus cases and 100 deaths


Another 32,700 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK and there have been 100 more deaths, according to the latest government figures.

The figure compares with 33,074 infections and 94 deaths reported on Thursday.

Last Friday there were 30,215 cases and 86 deaths as the UK surpassed six million coronavirus case.

Yesterday, government figures indicated that more than 40 million people are now fully vaccinated and according to figures on Friday an additional 44,384 people received their first dose of a COVID-19[feminine[feminine jab and 192,559 others received their second dose.

The total number of people now fully vaccinated is 40,206,029 and 47,215,352 have received a dose.

According to figures from Public Health England (PHE), rates of coronavirus cases have increased in most parts of England and in almost all age groups.

Case rates have increased in all parts of England except the North East, and in all age groups except 10-19 year olds, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from PHE.

It comes as separate PHE data has shown that the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine in England is said to have prevented more than 84,000 deaths.

PHE said Thursday that 84,600 deaths and nearly 23.4 million coronavirus infections had been prevented thanks to the vaccination program through August 6.

Friday, England’s estimated R number has dropped slightly between 0.8 and 1 – it was 0.8 to 1.1 last week.

An R number – or reproduction number – between 0.8 and 1.0 means that on average, 10 people infected with the virus will infect between eight and 10 others.

When the number is greater than one, an epidemic can grow exponentially – but when it is less than one, it means the epidemic is shrinking.

Meanwhile, the daily growth rate of infections in England is estimated to be between -4% and 0% per day, according to figures from the UK Health Security Agency. This suggests that the prevalence of the virus is decreasing.

The results of the Zoe COVID symptom study were released on Friday and suggest people interviewed by the NHS app in England and Wales are up to four times more likely to have coronavirus than someone who is not alerted.

People who were asked to isolate had a relative risk of 3.7 to 4.0 of testing positive, according to a survey of more than 750,000 contributors.

In Scotland it was even higher and people polled by the country’s app were 10 times more likely to have the virus.

Meanwhile, 33-year-old man from Surbiton in south London has been jailed for three and a half years for claiming to inject the COVID-19 vaccine into an elderly woman and charge her £ 140.

David Chambers posed as an NHS worker before telling Kathleen Martin, 92, that he had administered the vaccine at her home on December 30, although it did not actually break her skin.

He defrauded Ms Martin of an initial £ 140 on the same day, claiming the funds would be refunded by the NHS, before returning days later for an additional £ 100.

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