COVID-19: UK reports another 5,683 coronavirus cases and one death

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The UK has reported another 5,683 coronavirus cases and one additional death within 28 days of a positive test.

On Sunday, there were 5,431 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths.

Today's cases are 2,300 more than this time last week, when 3,383 cases were reported, along with one death.

A further 127,345 first vaccine doses were also administered in the latest 24 hour period, taking the total to 40,460,576, and there were another 259,941 second jabs, taking that total to 27,921,294.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced people aged 25 to 29 in England will be able to book their vaccination from Tuesday morning.

He told MPs in the House of Commons it was "still too early" to say whether the easing the country's lockdown restrictions will be able to go ahead as planned on 21 June.

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The health secretary also said he had asked the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to provide clinical advice on the vaccination of 12 to 17-year-olds.

It comes after the UK health regulator found the Pfizer/BioNTech jab is safe for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Earlier today, the West Yorkshire borough of Calderdale announced surge testing from Tuesday after cases of the India variant were discovered..

Everyone over the age of 12, who lives or works in the wards of Todmorden, Park or Warley is being encouraged to take a PCR test.

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