A further 180 COVID-related deaths and 49,298 new infections have been recorded in the UK, the latest daily government figures show.
It compares to the 52,009 new cases and 115 deaths reported yesterday and 44,932 new infections and 145 fatalities last Friday.
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The figures also show there were another 48,732 first doses of a COVID vaccine administered in the latest 24-hour period – meaning a total of 49,603,139 people have had at least one jab.
A total of 45,486,950 people have now had two jabs, an increase of 26,828 on the previous day.
The UK total for deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID test now stands at 139,326.Internet Explorer Channel Network