UK records further 180 COVID-related deaths and 49,298 new cases, daily figures show

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A further 180 COVID-related deaths and 49,298 new infections have been recorded in the UK, the latest daily government figures show.

UK records further 180 COVID-related deaths and 49,298 new cases, daily figures show
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It compares to the 52,009 new cases and 115 deaths reported yesterday and 44,932 new infections and 145 fatalities last Friday.

Video: ICU doctor warning on COVID (Sky News)

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.

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