COVID-19: Another 333 coronavirus-related deaths reported in UK

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Another 333 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the UK in the last 24 hours, according to the latest government figures.

The figure is down from the 373 fatalities confirmed on Sunday.

Since the pandemic began a year ago, a total of 112,798 people have now died in the UK within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test.

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A further 14,104 infections were also confirmed on Monday, compared to the 15,845 cases reported yesterday.

Meanwhile, a total of 12,294,006 have now had a first vaccine dose.

The news comes on the day a trial suggests the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab reduces mild-to-moderate COVID by just 22% in people who have the strain that first originated in South Africa. There are now 147 cases of that strain in the UK.

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