The number of new corona virus cases in the UK has dropped again, with nearly 11 million people now receiving the first vaccine.
There are also 19,114 confirmed cases Govt, Compared to 20,634 yesterday and 29,079 a week ago, according to the government’s latest data.
A further 1,014 people have died since the positive test. It comes later 915 deaths were reported yesterday, And compares with 1,245 last Friday.
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The total number of vaccine doses administered now exceeds 11 million – the first dose of 10,971,047 and the second dose of 505,993.
Asked what locking restrictions could be relaxed next month thanks to the speed of the UK vaccine roll, the Secretary of Health Matt Hancock Said: “It’s too early to say … even though the vaccination program is big guns – almost 11 million people are now vaccinated.
“It’s too early to tell the hospital with COVID with 31,670 people as we speak now – it’s a long way off.
“The NHS is still under pressure. We must all do our best to reduce those case rates.”
The government announced yesterday that one in five people in the UK has been given the first dose of the COVID vaccine.
Mr Hancock said the UK aims to deliver a jab to 15 million people by February 15, which includes the first four priority groups.
The government has since announced a target Must be achieved by those over 50 years of age By rolling the vaccine by May.
Mr Hancock said: “My plan is to vaccinate everyone in one to nine categories – over the age of 50 – by May.
“A lot of things have to go right to achieve that goal, especially supply, which is a factor controlling the rate, but I firmly believe that if we continue to work with the NHS and everyone else who does this, we can ensure that everyone over the age of 50 is vaccinated by May if we continue to be as fast as we can. . “
This is as the researchers found Oxford / AstraZeneca Vaccine – This is largely due to its rapid release in the UK – Be effective against variation COVID first discovered in Kent and the Southeast.
The researchers say that Jab shows similar performance against the variant compared to the original.
Sky News has also been informed by government sources Ministers are beginning to notice Creating Digital Immunity Passports.
Research teams are said to have been set up to explore the possibility of countries returning to international travel.
Earlier today, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Emergencies (SAGE) announced their announcement Recent rating for R number In the UK – it has dropped slightly from 0.7 to 1.
This means for every 10 people Corona virus, And seven to 10 people will catch it.