Covid: Further 159 deaths and 39,716 new coronavirus cases recorded in latest UK daily figures

Asia's Tech News Daily

A further 159 deaths and 39,716 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the UK in the latest daily Covid figures.

Covid: Further 159 deaths and 39,716 new coronavirus cases recorded in latest UK daily figures
© PA Archive Coronavirus – Mon Mar 29, 2021

The number of deaths announced on Tuesday is a slight fall from the 165 recorded on the same day last week.

It brings the UK total of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 to 144,969, according to the Government figures.

The 39,716 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases is a 6.5 per cent decrease on the 42,484 recorded last Tuesday.

It is also a fall on yesterday when 42,583 cases were recorded.

The latest figures also show a further 22,391 first doses of Covid vaccine have been administered bringing the total number of first doses delivered by November 29 to 50,963,718.

Some 46,367,149 second doses have been delivered in total, an increase of 26,092.

A combined total of 18,215,535 booster and third doses have also been given, a day-on-day rise of 318,671.

It comes as Boris Johnson announced plans to offer booster vaccines to everyone over the age of 18 by the end of January amid concern about the Omicron variant.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on Tuesday afternoon the PM set the target of everyone eligible for a booster to be offered one by that date.

Mr Johnson said at least 400 military personnel will help the NHS and “the fantastic jabs army of volunteers” deliver jabs, with centres “popping up like Christmas trees”.

But NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor said accelerating the booster programme would have “consequences” for a service that was already stretched.

“I think we can do it but to do it will have other consequences,” he told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme.

“Everybody knows our health service is under unprecedented pressure this winter. When you take a system that is already under enormous pressure and finds it difficult to cope, and you throw something else into it, then I’m afraid that it will have consequences.

“We need to be realistic about what the health service is going to be able to do when it is prioritising these booster programmes.”

Register now for one of the Evening Standard’s newsletters. From a daily news briefing to Homes & Property insights, plus lifestyle, going out, offers and more. For the best stories in your inbox, click here.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Family home goes on the market for more than £1m – but the inside has been stripped BARE

A THREE-BED family home in London has gone on the market for more than £1million – but there's a very big catch. The terraced property in Kentish Town, north-west of ... Read more »

EuroMillions draw LIVE: £14m Lottery jackpot up for grabs TONIGHT before Thunderball numbers revealed

THE EUROMILLIONS is back on tonight, and you really won't want to miss it! Tonight, there's a HUGE £14 million to be won. As well as this, there's also 100 ... Read more »

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Welcome First Child Via Surrogate

© Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed their first child together. The 39-year-old actress announced they welcomed a baby via surrogate on Instagram. Chopra wrote, ... Read more »

US taskforce defending election officials makes first arrest over alleged death threats

A special justice department unit created to combat threats against election officials made its first arrest on Friday after a man allegedly posted threats online against Georgia election workers. Chad ... Read more »

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra welcome their 1st child via surrogate

© Provided by INSIDER Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas have been married since 2018. Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images via Getty Images Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra ... Read more »

Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu Accused of Thrashing 2 Odisha Govt Officials with Chair

© Provided by News18 Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu Accused of Thrashing 2 Odisha Govt Officials with Chair Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu was on Friday accused of beating up two government ... Read more »

The 50-year-old eternal flame of India just merged with another memorial flame. Here's why

The eternal flame at the Amar Jawan Jyoti War Memorial in India’s capital Delhi, has been merged with the flame at The National War Memorial. This National War Memorial will ... Read more »

Many RWAs achieve full vaccination as Delhi govt pushes for more shots

© Provided by Hindustan Times A full vaccination course is crucial for adequate protection from Covid-19, according to experts and real-world evidence from many countries. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times) New Delhi: ... Read more »

Johnny Depp lands first major role after being 'cancelled'

Johnny Depp has been cast as the controversial French King Louis XV, his first major film role since being cancelled following accusations he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.   The film ... Read more »

Ludhiana: Armed robbers target petrol pump, flee with r₹r42,000

© Provided by Hindustan Times CCTV footage showing armed robbers wielding a gun at petrol pump employees on National Highway near Sahnewal, Ludhiana. (HT File) Two armed robbers, impersonating as customers, ... Read more »

No mobile network, no vote: Villagers in 3 Odisha districts boycott panchayat polls

Reeling under an information blockade of sorts due to lack of cellular connectivity in the absence of a mobile network, villagers of three districts in Odisha have decided to boycott ... Read more »

Punjab Polls: Turncoats from Ex-ally SAD, Ruling Congress Dominate BJP's First List

© Provided by News18 Punjab Polls: Turncoats from Ex-ally SAD, Ruling Congress Dominate BJP’s First List The Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list of candidates announced on Friday for the February ... Read more »

NFL World Reacts To Jerry Jones’ Radio Appearance Today

© Provided by The Spun dallas cowboys owner jerry jones walks onto the field During a Friday appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones went on a ... Read more »

Prince Charles 'hopping mad' over Prince Andrew's hope for 'future role' in Royal Family

© Provided by Woman&Home Prince Charles ‘hopping mad’ over Prince Andrew’s ‘future’ Prince Charles was dismayed when he heard that Prince Andrew believed he had a ‘future role’ in the ... Read more »

Tennessee offers 2023 cornerback Eddie Pleasant III

© Provided by Vols Wire Second-year Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and his coaching staff continue to recruit future Vols. Tennessee has offered a scholarship to 2023 cornerback prospect Eddie ... Read more »

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas 'overjoyed' to welcome baby via surrogacy

© Provided by Hello! priyanka-nick Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have shared the happy news that they have welcomed a baby. “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed ... Read more »

Police arrest one of Britain's most wanted fugitives in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police said on Friday they had arrested one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, just 24 hours after a campaign was launched to find British criminals who ... Read more »

Biden administration suspending 44 U.S flights by Chinese carriers

By David Shepardson © Reuters/Kamil Krzaczynski FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at Chicago’s O’Hare airport WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it would suspend 44 China-bound flights from ... Read more »

Woman in critical condition after car falls from bridge on to motorway

A woman is in critical condition in hospital after a car fell from a bridge and landed in the middle of a busy motorway. Durham Police said the crash happened ... Read more »

Virgin coconut oil, lagundi can help patients with mild COVID-19 — study

© screenshot SONA Virgin coconut oil, lagundi against mild COVID-19 Drinking virgin coconut oil (VCO) can help patients with mild COVID-19 to recover, according to a study conducted by the ... Read more »

Investors shelter in U.S. regional banks as Fed hikes loom

By David Randall © Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) – Expectations of rising interest rates are bolstering the shares ... Read more »

21 Canadian PJ Sets To Snuggle Up In This Winter

Getting cozy is our favourite way to fight the winter blues. Give yourself some much-needed rest and relaxation in one of these chic and comfy picks. © Provided by Chatelaine ... Read more »

Fox News didn't break election laws when Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro campaigned for Josh Hawley at a 2018 Trump rally, FEC rules

© Jeff Roberson/AP Photo Former President Donald Trump shakes hands with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity at a campaign rally on November 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Jeff Roberson/AP ... Read more »

Spain’s ‘Pablo Escobar’ walks free after legal bungle

© Getty The drug suspect was released after a legal blunder – Getty When police arrested a man they called the ‘Pablo Escobar of Spain’ it was hailed as the ... Read more »

Hope and apprehension in Ireland’s pubs ahead of restrictions lifting

After two years of closures, reopenings and curfews, Irish pubs are daring to dream of busy bars once again. The Irish Government has announced a major reopening of the country ... Read more »

Olaf Scholz remains deliberately ambiguous on Russia - a trick he learned from Angela Merkel

© POOL/REUTERS Olaf Scholz remains deliberately ambiguous on Russia – a trick he learned from Angela Merkel – POOL/REUTERS Olaf Scholz’s complex relationship with Moscow comes down to two things: ... Read more »

Facing tough '22 elections, Dems want a year of achievements

© Provided by Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters alongside, from left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and ... Read more »

Whitey Bulger’s family loses attempt to sue over prison transfer that saw him beaten to death

© Getty Images GettyImages-117160896.jpg Whitey Bulger’s family has lost its attempt to sue the US government over the prison transfer that saw the notorious organised crime boss beaten to death. ... Read more »

Trump randomly brought up his border wall when Fox News' Sean Hannity talked about Biden banging his 'head against the wall'

© Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump. Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images Former President Trump had a misunderstanding with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night. ... Read more »

Blinken talks Iran with Lavrov, sees only brief window to reach nuclear deal

© Reuters/POOL U.S. Secretary of State Blinken speaks to the media in Geneva GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he discussed Iran on Friday with Russian ... Read more »

Video: US admit there has been no 'breakthrough' with Russia following talks in Geneva but both sides agree to continue discussions next week - while Ukraine president predicts 'large-scale war'

Read more »

Sarah Bareilles On How Starting Psychiatric Medication Helped Her 'See' Herself Again

© Provided by Shape Getty Images In 2020, 16.5 percent of U.S. adults took prescription medicine for their mental health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — ... Read more »

Nasdaq falls for fourth straight day as Netflix plunges 22%

Neflix stock was down more than 21% in midday trading Friday. NurPhoto via Getty Images Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Friday, with the Nasdaq set for its fourth straight ... Read more »

California bill would let children 12 and up get COVID-19 vaccine without parent's approval

© Getty Images A health worker inoculates a child against COVID-19 with a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine A bill was introduced Thursday to the California Senate that would allow ... Read more »

"I'd be amazed" - Journalist drops big Spurs transfer claim on "world-class" South American ace

Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Tottenham Hotspur will have an interest in signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus in the summer transfer window. The club have been heavily linked with a ... Read more »

"It does appear" - Journalist drops big Leeds verdict amid major £20m transfer claim

© GiveMeSport Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa passes on instructions Leeds United have been tracking Brenden Aaronson for a prolonged period of time and he is Whites head coach Marcelo ... Read more »

Amanda Knox considered suicide in jail, afraid she'd miss her chance to have kids

Amanda Knox talks on the “Infertile AF” podcast about fearing prison would cost her her chance to be a mother. AFP via Getty Images Amanda Knox contemplated suicide behind bars ... Read more »

Watford v Norwich City: Premier League – live!

© Photograph: Nigel Keene/ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock To Vicarage Road! LIVE – Updated at 19:19 Minute-by-minute report: Neither side can avoid to lose this one at the bottom of the Premier League. Join ... Read more »

'Should be pushing' Steven Gerrard reveals his long term ambitions for Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has revealed that qualifying for Europe and going further in cup competitions are his long-term goals as Aston Villa boss. The 41-year-old was appointed Dean Smith’s successor in ... Read more »

Bronx girl shot in face celebrates 1st birthday while recovering from brain surgery

The baby who was shot in the face by a stray bullet in The Bronx celebrated her first birthday Friday recovering from brain surgery, a relative said. The child’s aunt, ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic