According to statistics compiled by the Oxford University Research Base, the UK currently has the highest daily mortality rate in the world.
Our world data reveals that the average 935 daily deaths over the past week is equivalent to more than 16 million deaths per day from the corona virus each day.
A further 599 corona virus deaths have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test to 89,860.
Meanwhile, a further 37,535 have been confirmed Corona virus Cases have been registered in the last 24 hours as well.
Compares to that Figures released on Sunday A further 671 deaths and 38,598 confirmed cases.
The Public Health UK (PHE) has confirmed that 4,062,501 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The 24-hour vaccination sites in London are due to be piloted by the end of January.
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Vaccine Minister Nadeem Jahavi Told Sky News The NHS “will forecast the individuals we want to protect” to ensure that the most vulnerable people are vaccinated first.
He said the vaccine should “get into the hands of the most vulnerable”, such as the elderly or those who are medically most vulnerable, as there is a “limited supply”.
Boris Johnson has warned that the UK is still in a “very dangerous” position as ministers prepare to loosen locking restrictions from early March.
The Prime Minister said the process would be gradual, with no “open sesame” moment when the restrictions on freedom would be abruptly lifted.
Mr Johnson said during a visit to the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine production facility: “I fully understand that people want us to get back to normal as soon as possible.
“It depends on how well the vaccination program goes, it depends on the lack of new variants that throw up our programs, and we have to mitigate against it, and it all depends, we all remember, we’re not out of the woods yet.”
NHS data show that London administered the lowest number of vaccines in the UK regions, with a total of 417,225 first- and second-degree vaccines, 746,487 from December 8 to January 17.
Sadiq Khan said he “fully anticipates” the increase in the number of jabs being managed in London.
The Mayor of London said in a statement: “The number of COVID cases in London is very high and it is absolutely essential that quick access to life-saving vaccines be available to the vulnerable London population.
“I am very encouraged to hear Govt Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadim Zahawi say I demand a fair share of vaccine distribution in London, the government.
“Both the supply of vaccines and the number of places where people can get jabs throughout London will now increase.”
Analysis: ‘A bad milestone in this second wave of epidemic’
Ed Conway, economics and data editor
As we underlined last week, the daily reported death figures were higher than last spring, which has not yet happened on a comparable series basis, which predicts deaths by the death date.
The latest sad news, however, is that even in that yard, deaths have now surpassed the spring peak, rising to more than 1,000 a day last week.
The spring peak was 1,073 deaths, with provisional numbers for last Monday showing 1,041 and 1,019 deaths last Tuesday.
In fact, if we look at a two-day average, we have already surpassed the daily mortality levels of spring.
It is still worth keeping in mind a few rules, the first of which is that death statistics in the spring certainly underestimate the full mortality effect of COVID-19 (one clue is that excessive deaths from all causes are significantly higher than COVID-19 deaths).
Second, we are now approaching the peak of deaths as case development and hospital admissions peak in the UK.
However, this is another bad sign in the second wave of the epidemic.