UK faces another deadly day with 191 Covid deaths and 38,975 infections

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UK faces another deadly day with 191 Covid deaths and 38,975 infections

The UK recorded another deadly Covid day as 191 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

Deaths now total to 133,674 in the UK.

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.

Commuters have poured back into London as new coronavirus infections hit 38,975 mid-week.

Vaccination figures released showed the rollout continued to be going strong with 91,940,381 jabs being administered across the country.

Of the total, 48,319,435 were first jabs and 43,620,946 were second jabs.

It comes as it emerged third Covid booster vaccines may not be needed, the AstraZenca boss has said.

Also, there has been fresh hope for holidaymakers as the green and amber lists could be scrapped next month.

And there remains a question mark over the so-called firebreak in October as Sajid Javid said it wasn’t an option “at this point”.

He told Sky News: “I don’t think that’s something we need to consider.

“I haven’t even thought about that as an option at this point.

“I think the decisions that we’ve made in the last few weeks and certainly in the time I’ve been Heath Secretary, I think they’ve turned out to be the right decisions.”

He said no decisions are “risk-free” but insisted the “best defence” against another wave of the virus is the vaccine programme.

He added: “Vaccines are working. Yes, there are still infections, of course there still are. That’s true around the world. But the number of people going into hospital, and certainly those dying, is mercifully low, and that’s because of the vaccines.”

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