Category Archives: UK Covid Update

COVID-19: the UK reports 10,321 more coronavirus cases and 14 deaths

The UK has reported 10,321 new coronavirus cases and 14 more deaths according to today’s official figures. Cases have exceeded 10,000 for three consecutive days. Another 218,636 people also received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and, 188,858 received a second dose. This means that 42,679,268 (81% of adults) have been vaccinated for the…

UK Reports Over 11,000 New Cases and 19 More Deaths

The UK has reported 11,007 new COVID cases and 19 more deaths in the last 24 hours, but in four weeks infections could be lower than they are now, according to one expert. The numbers compare with 9,055 cases and nine deaths reported yesterday, and 7,393 cases and seven deaths around the same time last week….

COVID: Staff will need to be vaccinated to work in nursing homes

Staff in nursing homes will need to be vaccinated against coronavirus “to protect residents,” the government said, fearing the policy would lead staff to leave the sector. The requirement, which is subject to parliamentary approval and a 16-week grace period, will apply to all workers employed directly by the nursing home or nursing home provider, agency employees…

Latest COVID news in the UK 16 June 2021

More than 30 million people in the UK have been double vaccinated against Covid-19, while more than 79% of adults have been vaccinated with a single dose.   Health Secretary Matt Hancock welcomed the latest vaccination figures and described them as an “incredibly important step.”   “Day after day, our vaccination program is reaching new…

London Mayor and Business Groups Call for More Government Support as Lockdown Easing is Postponed

#UK #CovidUpdate Sadiq Khan and three London business groups called on the government of Boris Johnson to do more to help struggling sectors of the capital’s economy after the prime minister confirmed that the end of all COVID restrictions had been delayed four weeks until July 19. The Mayor of London First, the London Chamber…

The United Kingdom records 12 more deaths from COVID-19

In the last 24 hours, 202,846 more first doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered, bringing the total to 41,291,331. There have been 7,738 more coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in the UK, according to the latest figures. The number of new infections reported Saturday is less than Friday’s total of 8,125, which was…

Increase in the rate of COVID-19 in all parts of England

Coronavirus case rates have risen throughout England with a sharp rise in the North West, new figures show. The latest Public Health England (PHE) weekly surveillance report, released on Thursday, shows that rates in North West England rose to 149.6 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to June 6, compared to…

The Indian Variant Explosion in the UK: Accounts for 6% of US Infections

A highly communicable variant of the coronavirus first identified in India now accounts for 6% of new infections in the United States, the Biden administration said on Tuesday. But, the vaccines appear to be very effective against the version of the virus that quickly disappeared in Britain and elsewhere. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading…

Four Coronavirus-Related Deaths in the UK – COVID Update 9 June 2021

The UK has reported 5,683 additional coronavirus cases and an additional death within 28 days of testing positive. As of Sunday, there were 5,431 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths. Today’s cases are 2,300 more than at the same time last week when 3,383 cases were reported, along with one death. Another 127,345 first doses…

UK COVID-19 Report 6 June 2021

The UK has reported 5,765 more coronavirus cases, a significant increase from the total on the same day last week, but down from yesterday’s two-month high. Saturday’s figure compared with 6,238 on Friday, the highest since March 25, and 3,398 last Saturday. Additionally, a total of 13 deaths were recorded within 28 days of a…

United Kingdom Records 4,330 New Cases of COVID-19

The government said 12 more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 127,794. The government also said that until 9 am, as of Wednesday there were 4,330 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK. According to PA reports, separate figures released by the Office for National…

UK is Likely to be in its Early Stages of a Third Wave of COVID-19 

A scientist has advised the UK government on COVID-19 and also speculated that the UK might be in the early stages of a third wave of the coronavirus infections. Professor Ravi Gupta of the University of Cambridge said that although the new cases were “relatively small”, the Indian variant had triggered their  “exponential growth”. He…

New Cases of COVID-Related Deaths in the UK

Another six COVID-related deaths have been recorded by the UK even though over 25 million people have received the two vaccine doses of COVID. According to the latest UK government statistics, 3,240 cases of coronavirus were recorded, and approximately 39,259,168 people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine. In a nutshell, a total…

COVID-19: The J&J Vaccine Approved in the UK

In the UK, few vaccines have been used for combating COVID-19. The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine  is the fourth and most recent one approved for use at the moment. How it works: The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine uses the “viral vector” technology peculiar to the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, which exploits a virus to act…

Increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK

More than 236,000 people had their first vaccination on Wednesday, making a total of 38.6 million, while more than 24 million are fully vaccinated at the moment. The number of people infected with coronavirus in the UK has risen by 3,542 in the past 24 hours, and 10 more people have died from COVID-19, according to government figures. Covid-19…