The Government said a further 1,820 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 93,290. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 110,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 38,905 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,505,754.
The latest figures come as Government data up to January 19 showed that of the 5,070365 jabs given in the UK so far, 4,609,740 were first doses – a rise of 343,163 on the previous day’s figures.
Some 460,625 were second doses, an increase of 3,759 on figures released the previous day.
The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 281,490.
Based on the latest figures, an average of 399,625 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.
Cases are down again compared to seven days earlier. Last Wednesday saw 47,525 cases reported.
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