UK hits grim milestone of 130,000 covid deaths

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A person receives a Covid-19 jab at a pop-up vaccination centre (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)
A person receives a Covid-19 jab at a pop-up vaccination centre (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)

The UK has recorded a further 29,312 coronavirus infections and 119 more deaths in the latest 24-hour period.

This compares with the 21,691 COVID-19 cases and 138 deaths reported yesterday.

The UK reported 27,734 cases and 91 deaths this time last week.

There has been a total of 5,952,756 coronavirus cases in the UK, and 130,000 people have died within 28 days of a positive COVID test, since the pandemic started.

Meanwhile 29,508 people received their first dose of a vaccine yesterday, taking the overall total to 46,928,033.

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