More than 37,000 further Covid cases in UK and 40 more deaths


further 37,960 people have tested positive for Covid and there have been 40 more coronavirus-related deaths, the latest daily figures show.

The number of cases are a slight rise on last Monday when the UK recorded 36,100 positive tests but the number of deaths has fallen compared to a week ago, when 49 covid-related deaths were recorded.

The figures compare with the 32,417 cases and 58 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Sunday.

The Government said the olatest daily figures brings the UK total number of Covid-related deaths to 136,208

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 160,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Meanwhile, another 14,120 people have received a first dose of a vaccine, taking the total number of people to have had one jab to 48,736,534.

And a further 24,851 people had their second doses, bringing the number of fully vaccinated people in the UK to 44,764,324.

The UK has joined a handful of countries to have fully vaccinated more than two-thirds of its entire population against Covid-19.

The more than 44.7 million second doses now delivered in the UK is equivalent of just over 66.6% of the total population.

Other countries to have already passed this figure include Canada (with at least 70% of people fully vaccinated), Chile (73%) and Singapore (76%).


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