COVID-19: Another 29,079 people have tested positive for coronavirus in UK

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Another 29,079 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK , according to government figures.

It brings the total number of cases seen in the UK to 3,772,813.

And the total number of people who have had the first dose of a vaccine has risen to 7,891,184, with 478,254 second doses dispensed.

The government has said that, due to a "data processing issue", the latest release does not include an update to the number of people who have died with COVID-19, adding that figures will be added later today.