COVID-19: UK records 35,077 new cases and 33 additional coronavirus-related deaths, according to daily figures

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COVID-19: UK registers 35,847 new cases and 149 more deaths, according to daily figures


The UK has recorded 35,077 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 other coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour period, according to government data.

The numbers compare to 30,439 COVID-19[feminine[feminineinfections and 43 deaths reported yesterday, and 37,960 cases and 40 deaths recorded so far last week.

The number of people hospitalized with the disease stands at 6,556, according to the latest data, against 6,905 seven days earlier, including 805 on ventilators.

A total of 48,956,859 people in the UK have now received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine after 24,123 had their first vaccine on Sunday.

In addition, 44,992,044 were double pricked after 21,532 people received their second dose.

The government is not providing a vaccination percentage for the country at the moment as it is working to include 12-15 year olds in the numbers.

The latest data arrives as the UK removed its traffic light system for international travel – by replacing it with only two categories – the countries of the red list and everywhere else.

Currently, 54 countries remain on the red list, although that number is expected to be reduced to nine, places such as South Africa and Mexico are expected to become available for travel without quarantine.

Those from countries not on the Red List can enter the UK without a COVID-19 test before departure, and they are not required to take a PCR test eight days after arrival or self-isolate at home. House.

Instead, only one test is needed on the second day after arriving in the UK.

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said, “We are accelerating toward a future where travel continues to reopen safely and stay open for good, and today’s rule changes are good news for families, businesses and the travel industry. “

Earlier Monday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed a £ 500million extension of government action to tackle unemployment and support job seekers following the end of the leave plan.

Its support package includes an extension of the Kickstart program – which provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment – until the end of March.

Mr Sunak is also extending a targeted employment entry assistance program (JETS) by one year – for those who have been unemployed for more than three months; and it extends until the end of 2025 a guaranteed Youth Support Offer for all young people benefiting from Universal Credit.

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