COVID-19: New UK coronavirus cases continue to fall as nearly 11 million get first vaccine dose | UK News

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The variety of new (*11*) cases within the UK has fallen as soon as once more, with nearly 11 million individuals having now acquired their first vaccine dose.

There have been an additional 19,114 confirmed cases of COVID, in contrast to 20,634 yesterday and 29,079 per week in the past, in accordance to the most recent authorities information.

One other 1,014 individuals have died after testing constructive. It comes after 915 deaths had been reported yesterday, and compares to 1,245 final Friday.

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The variety of whole vaccine doses administered has now surpassed 11 million – with 10,971,047 first doses given out and 505,993 second doses.

Yesterday, the federal government introduced that one in 5 UK adults had been given first doses of a COVID vaccine.

Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated that the UK was on the right track to provide a jab to 15 million individuals by 15 February, encompassing the highest 4 precedence teams.

The federal government has since introduced a goal for all over-50s to be reached by the vaccine rollout by Might.

It comes as researchers discovered that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine – which has been largely liable for the UK’s fast rollout – stays efficient in opposition to the variant of COVID that was first present in Kent and the South East.

Researchers say the jab reveals an identical efficacy in opposition to the variant in contrast to the unique.

Sky News has additionally been advised by authorities sources that ministers have begun trying into the creation of digital immunity passports.

Analysis teams are stated to have been arrange to discover the likelihood, as international locations look forward to the opportunity of a return for worldwide journey.

Earlier immediately, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) introduced their newest estimate for the R quantity within the UK – and it has narrowed barely to between 0.7 and 1.

Because of this for each 10 individuals who have the (*11*), one other seven to 10 individuals will catch it.