UK records 38,013 new COVID infections and 167 more deaths, latest daily figures show


The UK has recorded 167 more coronavirus-related deaths and 38,013 new COVID-19 infections in the latest 24-hour period, according to government data.

The figures compare with 191 fatalities and 38,975 infections reported yesterday, while 178 deaths and 38,154 cases were announced this time last week.

Since the pandemic began early last year, 133,841 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 and there have been 7,132,072 infections.

Also, 25,131 people received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine yesterday, bringing the total to 48,344,566 (88.9% of people aged 16 and over in the UK).

And 87,960 had their second jab on Wednesday, meaning 43,708,906 are now fully vaccinated (80.4%).



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