Covid infections plummet as UK records 36,100 and 49 deaths

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There was a dip on the daily Covid figures as the UK recorded just 36,100 new infections on Monday.

By comparison, the latest figures revealed infections had been falling by 12% over the period of the last seven days.

The UK recorded 49 deaths in the latest update within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

In total there has been 991 deaths in the last seven days which has seen a weekly rise of 0.4%.

The vaccination rollout continues to be successful with 93,059,140 jabs administered across the UK.

Of those jabs, 44,466,121 were second vaccines.

On Monday, children aged between 12 and 15 started receiving their shot of the coronavirus vaccine.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Great to see vaccinations starting today for 12-15 year olds.

“Thank you to @NHSEngland staff and volunteers who are doing a fantastic job getting the vaccines rolled out as quickly and safely as possible.”

Great to see vaccinations starting today for 12-15 year olds.

Thank you to @NHSEngland staff and volunteers who are doing a fantastic job getting the vaccines rolled out as quickly and safely as possible.

— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) September 20, 2021

In other Covid news, the White House confirmed they were lifting the travel ban for double-jabbed travellers from the UK and the EU.

Travellers will need proof of vaccination before boarding a plane to the US.

They will also need proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days of flying, the White House Covid coordinator Jeff Zients confirmed.

Boris Johnson celebrated the news as “a fantastic boost for business and trade”.

He added it was “great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again”.

It was another holiday boost for UK travellers after the Amber list was ditched on Friday.

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