COVID-19: More than 15 million people now fully vaccinated as UK reports 14 more deaths
More than 15 million people across the UK have now had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
It means a large proportion of the elderly and most vulnerable are fully inoculated against COVID-19.
A further 372,304 second jabs were administered on Saturday, bringing the total to 15,329,617.
The number of first jabs given yesterday was 143,175. Some 34,505,380 people have now had at least an initial dose.
In its latest daily update, the government said a further 14 people had died within 28 days of a positive test.
The number of new infections recorded within the 24-period was 1,671.
That compares to seven deaths and 1,907 cases reported on Saturday.
A week ago, 1,712 infections were announced, and 11 deaths.
The UK is in the “last lap” of its fight against coronavirus, the foreign secretary has told Sky News.
But Dominic Raab said a “careful” approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions was still necessary, adding the government felt “vindicated” that taking “steady steps out of the lockdown is the smart way to go”.
Meanwhile, people who attended the “First Dance” event in Liverpool are being reminded they need to take follow up tests.
The city’s director of public health, Matt Ashton, said: “We ask people to take a PCR five days afterwards and that helps us identify any virus that happened as a result of the event.
“I’m not expecting any.”
Anyone testing positive will be contact traced in the normal way.
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