UK Covid cases have almost halved in a month, with 32 deaths and 2,061 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Today's deaths are 45 per cent lower than those recorded on Saturday four weeks ago.
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Today's figures bring the total number of cases in the UK to 4,401,109, while there have been 127,385 deaths.
This time last week there were 2,206 new Covid cases and 35 deaths – a drop of 60 per cent compared to a month before.
The number of cases was 14 per cent lower than the Saturday before.
Yesterday there were 2,678 new Covid cases and 40 fatalities recorded.
It comes as…
- Thousands gather for anti-lockdown protest in London – despite pubs, shops and gyms reopening
- Covid booster jabs to tackle new strains could be ready by September, says Oxford expert
- Brits enjoy boozy night on the town on second weekend of freedom since beer gardens reopened
- Summer holidays threat as travel to ‘green list’ countries may still be blocked by Foreign Office
- Surge Covid testing extended in Birmingham to halt spread of South African variant
Half of Brits have now received a Covid vaccine in the historic fight against the virus.
More than 33.4 million people have had their life-saving jab in our vaccine rollout – which has allowed the country to ease lockdown restrictions.
NHS England data up to April 23 shows that of the 38,189,536 total doses given in England so far, 28,102,852 were first doses – a rise of 107,656 on the previous day.
It means the UK first dose total is now 33,496,293 – with more recent figures still to be reported by Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The UK population is estimated to be 66,796,807, so the latest figures show that more than half the population have now had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
The UK has outstripped all other EU countries in the vaccine race – while the bloc continued scaremongering over jab safety and dithering over administering the doses.
And relative to the size of our population, Britain only trails behind a handful of countries in the global vaccination blitz.
It was announced this week that Covid has dropped to the third biggest killer in England for the first time in six months – thanks to the rollout.
And thanks to our high number of vaccinations, Brits WILL be able to holiday in Spain, Portugal and Greece this summer, The Sun exclusively revealed.
Since December, our world-class vaccination programme has gone from strength to strength – with three safe and effective vaccines on offer in the UK.
Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Moderna's life-saving jabs have armoured Brits in the fight against coronavirus – allowing us to restart life and ease lockdown.
As it stands, the country is on track to offer every adult a Covid vaccine by July – which will hopefully allow us to return to normal life as part of Boris Johnson's roadmap.
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