COVID-19: UK data 37,314 extra coronavirus instances and 114 deaths, day by day figures present

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2021-08-20 19:25:00

The UK has recorded 37,314 extra coronavirus instances and 114 deaths within the newest 24-hour interval, in accordance with authorities information.

On Thursday 36,572 new instances and 113 deaths inside 28 days of a optimistic take a look at have been recorded.

This time final week, 32,700 instances and 100 deaths have been recorded.

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One other 55,979 individuals had their first coronavirus jab yesterday, taking the overall quantity of people that have had one vaccine to 47,516,505. This determine now contains 16 and 17-year-olds.

And one other 175,059 second doses have been administered, which means 41,332,128 individuals are actually totally inoculated in opposition to COVID.

A complete of 131,487 individuals have died inside 28 days of a optimistic COVID take a look at, the figures present. The place COVID-19 was talked about on the dying certificates, that determine stands at 154,811.

There have additionally been a complete of 6,429,147 lab-confirmed infections.

In line with the newest authorities information, 858 COVID sufferers have been admitted to hospital on 16 August, and there have been 5,809 admissions within the final seven days, an increase of 8.1% in contrast with the earlier week.

It comes as England’s chief medical officer urged individuals to not delay getting their vaccine, saying there are some “very sick” younger adults in hospital with the virus.

Professor Chris Whitty mentioned it’s “stark” that almost all of COVID sufferers he noticed over a month engaged on a hospital COVID ward had not had a jab.

New figures from Public Well being England (PHE) present that 55% individuals in hospital with the Delta variant – which is dominant within the UK – haven’t been jabbed.

The info additionally reveals that 74% of individuals below 50 in hospital with the variant haven’t been vaccinated.

Virtually two-thirds of individuals in the identical age group who died in England with the Delta variant weren’t vaccinated in opposition to the virus, the figures present.

Prof Whitty tweeted: “The good majority of adults have been vaccinated.

“4 weeks engaged on a COVID ward makes stark the truth that almost all of our hospitalised COVID sufferers are unvaccinated and remorse delaying. Some are very sick together with younger adults.

“Please do not delay your vaccine.”

Virtually three million younger adults haven’t had a primary dose, in accordance with official figures printed earlier this week.

England’s R quantity has additionally risen to between 0.9 and 1.2, official information launched on Friday reveals.

Final week, the R worth – or replica quantity – was between 0.8 and 1.0.

The determine represents the typical variety of those that will likely be contaminated by somebody with COVID-19.

Newest estimates from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics present that case charges have risen in Wales and Northern Eire.

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One in 50 individuals in Northern Eire are estimated to have had the virus within the week to 14 August – the very best degree for the reason that week to 23 January.

The estimate is one in 80 individuals in England, one in 130 in Wales and one in 200 in Scotland.

An infection charges have elevated amongst individuals aged 35 to 49 however have fallen for these in class years seven to 11, for 25 to 34-year-olds and for individuals aged 70 and over.

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