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COVID-19: UK records 158 deaths and 6,040 cases in latest 24-hour

People headed out for a walk in Greenwich Park, South East London today, as cold weather hit the capital The UK has recorded 158 coronavirus-related deaths and 6,040 cases in last 24-hour period, according to government figures. The figures represent a drop from last Saturday (27 February), when 290 deaths and 7,434 coronavirus cases were reported. It brings the UK ...

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Covid: UK Death toll rises by 242 as further 6,573 cases confirmed

A further 242 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to the latest government figures. It bring the total death toll – of those who died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus – to 124,025. Under a different measure, factoring in all fatalities where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, the UK’s statistics agencies ...

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UK recorded 6,385 Covid cases and 315 people die today

Another 315 people have died with Covid in the UK while 6,385 more cases have been recorded. The numbers are similar to yesterday, when another 343 deaths were announced and 6,391 more people tested positive. Deaths and cases have been falling in recent weeks as lockdown and the vaccine rollout begins to take effect. The Department for Health figures also ...

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UK to receive 10m AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from India’s Serum Institute

The UK will receive 10 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the UK government said in a statement on Tuesday. SII, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, is mass producing the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with Oxford University, for dozens of poor and middle-income countries. “The UK has ordered 100 million doses of ...

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Covid: Further 343 deaths and 6,391 coronavirus cases in the UK

A further 343 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, according to government figures. And an additional 6,391 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours up to 9am on Tuesday. It takes the total number of Covid-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive test to 123,296, while the total ...

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Pfizer and AZ Covid jabs ‘highly effective’ in elderly: UK study

The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been “highly effective” in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people in Britain, with a more than 80 percent reduction in hospitalisation, official data showed Monday. In the over 80s, a single dose of either vaccine is more than 80 percent effective at preventing hospitalisation around three to four weeks after the ...

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UK reports 8,523 new cases of COVID-19, 345 deaths

A further 345 lives have been lost to Covid-19, bringing the UK’s death toll to 122,415, the government has announced. There were 8,523 confirmed new cases of the virus in 24 hours, latest figures show. The daily death toll remains high, although the number of new infections has fallen sharply since the start of 2021. It is now estimated that ...

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Shamima Begum: UK Supreme Court to rule on her fate

The Supreme Court is to rule later whether the runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum should be allowed back into the UK from Syria. The ruling comes six years after the then 15-year-old left with friends to join the Islamic State group. The government stripped her of British nationality so she cannot return.   Five justices must decide whether the only fair ...

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Covid: UK deaths rise by 323 as 9,985 new coronavirus cases reported

On a visit to a school in the North West today, Boris Johnson denied there was any ‘wiggle room’ to speed up the roadmap and relieve the burden on the economy, despite the shift from the Joint Biosecurity Centre There have been 323 more Covid deaths reported by the UK government in the last 24 hours. It brings the UK ...

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