Latest daily figures reveal over 30,000 Covid cases and 61 deaths

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The UK has seen a further 30,825 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 61 people dying within 28 days of a positive test.

That brings the UK death toll to 134,261 according to the latest Government figures .

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 158,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to September 12 shows that of the 92,487,365 Covid jabs given in the UK, 48,439,272 were first doses, a rise of 14,955 on the previous day.

Some 44,048,093 were second doses, an increase of 52,615.

The figures were released as the UK’s four chief medical officers said children aged 12 to 15 should be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to reduce potential transmission in schools.

That announcement will be followed in Tuesday by the Prime Minister’s Covid winter plan which is expected to see guidance to work from home and the mandatory use of face masks retained as options with lockdowns as a “last resort”.

The Prime Minister will tell the nation on Tuesday how the country can learn to live with coronavirus, underlining how vaccinations will be a central part of the response in the coming months.

Covid laws that are no longer required will be ditched and plans for vaccine passports for nightclubs and other large crowd venues have been shelved.

The travel traffic lights system is also expected to be scrapped and PCR tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers.

Number 10 said another lockdown over winter would only be considered as a “last resort”.

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