The United Kingdom Registers 21,952 New Cases of Coronavirus and 24 More Deaths

The UK has recorded 21,952 new COVID-19 cases and another 24 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to government data.

The numbers compare with 24,470 infections and 65 deaths reported yesterday and 24,950 cases, and 14 deaths reported so far this past week.

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The seven-day average of infections is 27% lower than the previous week, while deaths increased 20.2%.

According to the latest data, 912 COVID patients were admitted to the hospital on July 27 and, there have been 6,326 admissions in the last seven days, a weekly increase of 14.8%.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 5,902,354 coronavirus cases in the UK, and 129,743 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID.

Meanwhile, 21,266 people received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK on Sunday, bringing the total to 46,872,411 (88.6% of adults).

And 118,184 people received their second vaccine, which means that 38,464,025 are now fully vaccinated (72.7% of the adult population).

It comes as the government plans to launch booster shots later this year, the same way flu shots are given.

As with initial vaccination efforts, the first nine priority groups will be offered their supplement first.

Some 60 million doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine have been ordered, although it is unclear if it will be the only vaccine available.


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