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

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The UK has reported 10,321 new cases of coronavirus and 14 more deaths, according to official figures today.

Cases have now exceeded 10,000 for three consecutive days.

Today’s figures compare with 10,476 infections and 11 deaths yesterday, and 7,738 cases and 12 deaths last Saturday.

Another 218,636 people also received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine and 188,858 received a second dose.

This means that 42,679,268 (81% of adults) have had a first vaccination, while 31,087,325 (59%) are fully vaccinated.

The total number of deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic – within 28 days of a positive test – stands at 127,970.

The latest average daily deaths are 10.6 and have remained stable over the past few months – well below the winter peak in mid-January when the figure was above 1,200.

During this time, there are 1,316 people hospitalized with COVID-19[female[feminine, according to the latest figures from June 17.

Hospitalizations have increased as the more transmissible Delta variant established its dominance in the UK.

In early June, the figure was 928, but health officials say patients are now much younger than previous waves and most are not vaccinated.

It comes as ministers consider allowing fully vaccinated people to avoid self-isolation and instead take daily tests.

Experts say the government can allow them to avoid 10-day isolation even if they have been in contact with an infected person.

With everyone over 18 now able to book a vaccine, large “pop-up” clinics opened in London at the Chelsea Football Club, on the grounds of West Ham United – the former Olympic stadium – as well as in the stadiums of Tottenham and Charlton.

Chelsea said they have 6,000 Pfizer vaccines to administer on Saturday.

Nadhim Zahawi, the Minister for Vaccines, tweeted: “It’s an incredible effort from the whole London team.

“It’s also happening across town at Spurs, Arsenal, Charlton and West Ham. Come on London, get us vaccinated!”

Sky News

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