London: According to the latest official accounts, the United Kingdom (UK) has recorded 36,517 new Covid-19 infections and 63 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 142,898. According to sources, the death toll only includes persons who died within 28 days of their initial positive test.
Over the last seven days, the number of infections has increased by 6 percent, while the number of deaths has reduced by 6.9 percent. There are now 8,652 Covid-19 patients in hospitals. According to records from the National Health Service (NHS) England, more than one million 12 to 15-year-olds in England have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
On Sunday, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, "Over a million young people aged 12 to 15 have now got the important protection the vaccine provides." "This is a fantastic achievement that will go a long way toward preventing Covid-19 from further disturbing their education, health, and lives," he added. According to the latest numbers, more than 87 percent of persons aged 12 and up in the UK have received their first dose of vaccination, and more than 80 percent have received both doses. Booster shots, or the third dosage of a coronavirus vaccination, have been given to more than 21 percent of people.